Chelsea make HUGE player-plus-cash offer for top defensive transfer target

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Chelsea have reportedly made a player-plus-cash bid for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.

Chelsea are on the hunt for defensive reinforcements. This is perhaps the worst-kept secret in the transfer market at current, with the Blues having lost both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Many a name has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with Sevilla’s Jules Kounde understood to be the closest to signing along the dotted line with the world champions this summer.

However, a new player has emerged as a frontrunner the step into Thomas Tuchel’s back-line, with Chelsea believed to have submitted an official player-plus-cash bid in their efforts to sign him.

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Timo Werner (pictured) has reportedly been offered to Juventus

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea are working on a deal to bring Matthijs de Ligt to Stamford Bridge. It’s believed they have offered Timo Werner plus around £26m to Juventus.

That bid is understood to have fallen short of the Old Lady’s expectations, but Chelsea are expected to return with an offer closer to £40m plus Werner – they really want de Ligt.

de Ligt himself would be open to joining Chelsea, while Werner and Juventus also have a mutual liking. Whether a deal will be able to be struck is something we’ll have to wait and see.

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