Earlier on Thursday, we covered a story from Italy that Juventus were ready to negotiate for Matthijs De Ligt, who was reportedly flattered by the interest from Chelsea.

It came from Sport Mediaset, and it appears La Repubblica have caught wind of this as well on Thursday as, relayed by, they back up the sentiment.

They state that due to the advancing age of both Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus are forced to reimagine their defence, and it seems the funds brought in from a De Ligt sale could go a long way.

They’ve targeted a number of players, with most cost ‘a third of the money’ they would get for the Dutchman, which will obviously interest Chelsea.

The newspaper point out that Juventus ‘would be satisfied’ with €90m, allowing them to put that money to good use on transfer fees or wages and to go after other names, such as Gleison Bremer, Sven Botman or Antonio Rüdiger.

This will be good news for Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, who seems to have made the Netherlands star his main goal to strengthen what will likely be a depleted defence in the summer.

If Juventus want to sell and the Blues have the money, everything should be pretty straightforward, unless someone else, like Barcelona, come sniffing around too.