Mino Raiola hands Chelsea De Ligt transfer boost

Dutch centre-back Matthijs De Ligt has been strongly linked with a Juventus exit.

The defender has also been linked to Chelsea who would most likely than not be in need of a centre-back next summer due to the contract situations of some of the club’s defenders.

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Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva are all heading into the final six months of their Chelsea contract and with Rudiger looking the most unlikely to renew his contract, Chelsea could turn to De Ligt as a potential replacement.

The Dutchman joined Juventus in 2019 in a deal worth a whopping £69 million and the Bianconnerri would certainly love to cash in on some resale value if the former Ajax captain departs Turin next summer.

On the player’s part, a move away from Juve is definitely on the cards and his agent Mino Raiola has confirmed that the player “is ready for a new step.. and he thinks that too”.

At just the age of 22, Matthijs De Ligt has already amassed a lot of experience at both Ajax at Juventus. The highly rated centre-back captained the revered Ajax side that took Europe by storm about a couple of years back and he’s so far enjoyed a fruitful two years at the heart of the Juventus defence.