Chelsea is not playing around, Thomas Tuchel’s side is dead serious about doing the double this year in winning the Premier League and being a back-to-back Champions League winner. Chelsea certainly has a squad to think about that achievement up front, but they also want to start thinking about the back come next year.
Chelsea at the moment have only given up one goal this season a penalty kick against Liverpool and have kept 5 clean sheets, but still their three-man backline defenders, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger are all free agents come June and it’s unlikely the club will retain them all.
So, the Chelsea board is not wasting any time and are preparing to line up an offer for a £103 million Serie A defender. Who is that defender and what are his chances of joining Chelsea? Find out below.
Matthijs de Ligt to Chelsea
According to Calciomercato, Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is Chelsea’s main defensive target for next season. de Ligt has played 60 times for Juventus and has scored 6 goals. Matthijs de Ligt is considered one of the best defensive prospects in the world and has been the subject of various transfer rumors throughout the year.
The Netherlands defender has a £103 million release clause but that would not phase big spending Chelsea as he is their top defensive target. Matthijs de Ligt has been capped 31 times and has 2 goals and has won 4 titles at the club level.