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Chelsea 'make Matthijs de Ligt their pinnacle target


Chelsea will reportedly bear in mind an method for Juventus centre-lower back Matthijs de Ligt, after their failed pursuit of Sevilla's Jules Kounde.

The Blues had been eager to recruit a primary defender over the summer, with Kounde believed to had been their number one target, but they refused to fulfill the Frenchman's £68m launch clause.

According to Calciomercato, Thomas Tuchel's aspect are 'very interested' in De Ligt and feature now located the 22-year-antique on the pinnacle in their wishlist.

The German head teach already has Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen at his disposal – who've all inspired thus far this campaign – at the same time as the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta and Trevor Chalobah have additionally featured on the coronary heart of defence this term.

However, the destiny of Rudiger at Stamford Bridge is presently uncertain, with the 28-year-antique but to increase his agreement which expires subsequent summer.

Rudiger's capability departure could in all likelihood see the Blues push to signal a alternative in 2022, and at gift they have got recognized De Ligt because the primary defender they desire to entice to London.

De Ligt, who joined Juventus in 2019 from Ajax, has made eighty appearances throughout all competitions for the Serie A giants and has additionally featured 31 instances for the Dutch national team.

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