Chelsea stole a march on Premier League rivals Liverpool by making contact to sign Matthijs de Ligt this summer.
The Juventus centre-back is linked with moves to Chelsea and Liverpool.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly ‘dreamed’ about the prospect of pairing him with Virgil van Dijk, as the Stamford Bridge side are reportedly big fans, as Fabrizio Romano revealed on Saturday.
The Dutch defender, who has a £107million release clause in his contract with Juve, has also requested a transfer out of Italy this summer in an interesting development reported on Saturday.
And according to Sky ItalyChelsea have now made contact to sign the 22-year-old powerhouse.
The report adds that in an effort to cut the transfer fee, the Blues have offered Timo Werner a plus cash player deal and although the Serie A outfit are interested in the offer, there remains a ‘great distance’ on the side. monetary agreement.
De Ligt joins Liverpool?
Despite a host of quality centre-backs, a move to Liverpool also looks possible.
That’s because it’s also been reported that De Ligt will sign for Klopp’s side if they pay him £200,000 a week.
The German manager already has Van Dijk, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez – four stellar options.
But with Van Dijk and Matip being on the wrong side of 30, and Gomez possibly leaving Anfield this summer, a move to Liverpool wouldn’t be as strange as it sounds.
However, it looks like Chelsea are in charge for the time being.
In other news, Euro giants hope Tottenham sign their £32m star this summer