Chelsea have come forward as the main contender to sign Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt

Maurizio Arrivabene, the Old Lady’s CEO, has already suggested the defender has asked to leave the club this summer.

Sport Mediaset now state the Serie A side want to maximise as much as they can from the 22-year-old’s sale as the two parties ‘will not continue together’.

The centre-back isn’t convinced of Juventus’ project and that opened room for negotiations with Chelsea for his transfer.

De Ligt’s clause is in excess of €100m. Although the Turin club are hoping to collect a fee close to his clause, the report adds they are looking to earn a considerable amount from his sale.

The ‘first move is up to’ the Blues, who have received an indication from Massimiliano Allegri’s side not to try and include any player as part of the deal for the former Ajax star.

It’s claimed that Thomas Tuchel’s side are ‘ready to go on the assault’ for the Netherlands international with an offer of €70m plus bonuses. If Chelsea were to make this offer, it will be too little for Juve.

However, it will be a good starting point.