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Chelsea are STILL looking to swap Christian Pulisic for Juventus defender Matthjis de Ligt

Chelsea STILL push for a deal for Juventus defender Matthjis de Ligt as they resume talks over a swap deal that would see Christian Pulisic join the Italian giants

  • Matthijs de Ligt is considered a priority for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side
  • The blues will not pay De Ligt’s release clause, but instead opt for a swap deal
  • They hope to match the defender with his Dutch teammate Nathan Ake
  • Juventus would take over Christian Pulisic over fellow Chelsea striker Timo Werner

Chelsea have resumed talks with Juventus over a possible swap deal involving Christian Pulisic plus money for Matthijs de Ligt.

Juventus would prioritize a deal for the US captain, ahead of Chelsea striker Timo Werner, who has also been discussed.

Thomas Tuchel will be heavily supported in the summer transfer market by new owner Todd Boehly, and he has made bringing in a new defender his priority.

Juventus would take over US captain Christian Pulisic over fellow Chelsea striker Timo Werner

Juventus would take over US captain Christian Pulisic over fellow Chelsea striker Timo Werner

De Ligt, as sports post recently revealed is one of his main targets, with the Blues taking an interest in him despite an unwillingness to honor his release clause.

The Netherlands international defender is key to Tuchel’s plans as he hopes to join him with Manchester City’s fellow countryman Nathan Ake.

De Ligt is hesitant about signing new terms at Juventus but may need to be convinced a move to Stanford Bridge is right for him.

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is considered a priority for Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea side

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is considered a priority for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side

Chelsea have also talked about City’s full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, with City keen to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton.

Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar and Sevilla defender Jules Kounde remain an option for Chelsea, while they have also been given the chance to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen is wanted by Feyenoord as a replacement for Manchester United-bound Tyrell Malacia.

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