Manchester City join Chelsea in race for Juventus defender De Ligt

While Sky Sport Italia claim Chelsea are interested in Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt, Sportitalia point to Manchester City instead, which could spark a bidding war.

The centre-back has a release clause in his contract that is worth €125m this summer, rising to €140m in June 2023.

He has made comments suggesting that he is not happy with the level of ambition at the club, having finished fourth in Serie A for two years in a row.

Discussions over a contract extension have also hit problems, fuelling reports De Ligt could be sold over the next few months.

Lawyer Rafaela Pimenta met with Juve today to finalise the Paul Pogba transfer, but she also represents De Ligt via Mino Raiola’s agency.

Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Chelsea have made an approach for the Dutch international.

Now Sportitalia via Alfredo Pedullà maintain Manchester City have also stepped forward with a proposal for De Ligt.

Neither of them are so far prepared to get close to the €125m release clause, but Juve may well take it into consideration if the offer reaches €100m.

The Bianconeri paid €85.5m to sign De Ligt from Ajax in 2019.

11 Comments on “Manchester City join Chelsea in race for Juventus defender De Ligt”

  1. The Dutch Phil Jones should be asking his agent to step on the gas. If he continues under the guidance of Sun Tzu “Feng Shui” Max, his career will never recover. Pep, Tuchel or Klopp can get the best out of him, even if he is a clumsy, error prone, penalty making machine.

  2. Sell. Good player but too error prone… Hand balls and penalties. For that kind of money, Juve could buy a few good players.

  3. Sell. Good player with great potential but in his mind he thinks he’s already a great champion and is just using Juventus as his training development program. Obvious he has no plans to renew and doesn’t want to be at Juventus. Get rid of him, and we can use the funds to get a few new players.

  4. Just sell when it still possible
    Avoid the same condition that happened to dybala
    With that money, juve can buy gvardiol/koulibaly/or in another position because they have gatti ready to launch

  5. Great tackler on the ball, and great in aerial duels. Mediocre or poor in most of everything else. Above everything, doesn’t show the desire to be a part of the team. Show him the door.

  6. with 100-25mil we could get bremer, acerbi, and asensio. its worth considering, i think in our minds we knew that de ligt would look to move on

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