Tuesday’s edition of Tuttosport pulls Liverpool into the picture for Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt.
The Dutchman has been linked with the Reds on multiple occasions in recent months, even if the club don’t seem to have a huge need for a central defender right now. After what has already been spent on Darwin Nunez, a purchase like De Ligt seems unlikely, especially given there’s no desperation at Anfield for a central defender.
Nevertheless, the Turin newspaper says Liverpool have joined Chelsea in edging forward for the big signing. Tuttosport say ‘pay attention to Liverpool’ and it’s explained high economic offers from the Premier League would be ‘difficult to refuse’.
Juventus, meanwhile, want to keep the Dutchman and have been trying to get him to agree a contract renewal with a lower release clause. The Serie A club would want De Ligt to agree to lower wages, in return for a lower release clause.
That could open up the possibility of a cheaper move next summer, and there really seems no reason for Liverpool to break the bank for De Ligt, regardless of what these claims are pushing forward.