Chelsea readying fresh player exchange offer for Matthijs de Ligt

Word stemming from the media on Monday evening points towards Premier League giants Chelsea readying a fresh proposal for Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt.

Thomas Tuchel's Blues are of course known to be on the lookout for reinforcements at the heart of the club's backline this summer, on the back of the free agent departures of both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

In turn, after previously focusing their attentions on Sevilla standout Jules Kounde, the transfer team in west London have since shifted their sights to Turin, with de Ligt understood to be high on the club's wishlist.

An opening offer for the Dutch stopper is even understood to have been lodged late last week.

The proposal in question was based around a cash sum, on top of the services of Timo Werner.

Juve, however, opted to knock the bid back, amid suggestions that the powers that be at the Allianz Stadium are only interested in straight cash offerings.

If the latest word doing the rounds on Monday evening is anything to go by, though, then, evidently, Chelsea have not yet been deterred in their hopes of ultimately bringing de Ligt's hefty price-tag down, by means of a player exchange.

As per a report from Juventus transfer expert Romeo Agresti, fresh contact on the part of the Blues is expected in Turin over the coming days.

This comes with Thomas Tuchel and co. 'pushing' for the Old Lady's star defender.

Not only that, but it is also suggested that Chelsea's next proposal will too include some 'technical counterparts', potentially ranging from Christian Pulisic, to Hakim Ziyech, to Jorginho.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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