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Chelsea will go for Matthijs De Ligt if they fail to sign Jules Kounde

According to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Dutch centre-back Matthijs de Ligt is currently aware of the negotiations between Barça and Juventus.

Agent Mino Raiola sparked rumours over Matthijs De Ligt’s future and in the Premier League, many teams are already considering his signing. Chelsea are already thinking about the Dutch centre-back.

De Ligt hasn’t been the same since he left Ajax and he had to deal with criticism about his form. Despite all that, he is still an important player for the Italian team.

With his contract finishing in 2024, agent Mino Raiola sparked rumours over De Ligt moving away from Turin, with the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano unveiling the existence of a clause in the centre-back’s contract.

This means that De Ligt could have a price tag of 150 million euros next summer, a fee that not many teams would pay.

According to the ‘Daily Star’, Chelsea are considering the potential signing of the 22-year-old defender before that amount becomes his transfer fee. The London club still hoping to sign a centre-back after they failed to sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla.

The ‘Blues’ were not going to pay more than 50 million euros for the Frenchman, which is also what Chelsea are willing to pay for the former Ajax captain.

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