On May 26th, we covered multiple claims made in Italy that stated Chelsea are ‘serious’ about Matthijs de Ligt.
It was also explained the Juventus star is a ‘dream’ target for the Blues and is ‘ready-made’ for the style of football employed by Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea wanting the defender this summer and the background of his situation at the Turin club is explained by Calciomercato.
The ex-Ajax man has two years left on his contract that includes a €125m release clause, but this figure will rise to €140m next summer.
The Serie A side want to offer him a new deal so that it can benefit them financially and also to retain him for at least one more term.
In order to sign an extension, De Ligt wants his release clause to be revised to €75-80m, even if this were to be only exercised after a year. Meanwhile, Chelsea are in the picture and are ‘pressing’ to secure his signature.
The Blues have nearly sorted out the admirative issues and this will now allow them to ‘return to assault’ for the 22-year-old.
The Premier League side had already identified him as ‘one of the right men’ to reshape the defence. Thomas Tuchel, for his part, would also ‘wait for a whole season’ to get De Ligt.
‘With or without renewal’, Chelsea will ‘make an attempt anyway’, ‘leaving the final word’ to both Juve and the Netherlands international.