£102m star Tuchel’s ‘dream signing’ at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are in a ‘fantastic situation’ with target Matthijs de Ligt, claims transfer insider Dean Jones.

Juventus appear willing to sell the defender this summer, and Jones says he is Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel’s dream signing.

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What is the latest news about De Ligt?

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“It’s impossible to keep players when they want to leave the club – but the three-party negotiations have to be satisfied,” he said amid Chelsea’s interest in De Ligt.

The above comes after the Blues reportedly offered cash and Timo Werner for the 22-year-old, a proposal turned down by the Italian giants.

The Daily Mail have since claimed that Chelsea have resumed talks with Juventus and are open to including Christian Pulisic in any potential deal. De Ligt has a release clause set at £102million but the west London club are believed not ready to go anywhere near|| |261 that figure.

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What did Jones say about De Ligt at Chelsea?

With Juventus seemingly ready to sell De Ligt, Jones believes Chelsea have a chance of landing the Dutchman this summer.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the journalist said:“I mean, De Ligt is the dream signing. He’s the guy Tuchel would replace anyone else, so it’s a fantastic situation he could be available in.

“I’m not even sure they’re fully convinced yet, but the fact that Juve seem reasonably open to it is promising.”

Who are the other centre-backs that Chelsea are looking for?

With Chelsea losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, naturally they have a long list of defensive targets.

As well as De Ligt, the Blues are also reportedly interested in signing former defender Nathan Ake.

According to The Telegraph, Chelsea are in talks with Manchester City to buy Ake and teammate Raheem Sterling. Being left-footed, the Dutch international will likely replace Rudiger on the left side of Tuchel’s back three if he returns to Stamford Bridge.

The same outlet say Sevilla’s Jules Kounde is also on the club’s radar, while Gianluca Di Marzio says there is interest in Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar as well. in Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar, too.

If they can sign De Ligt and another centre-back of those names, Tuchel is probably going to be a very happy man.

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