Chelsea linked with Netherlands star after agent hints at possible move

Matthijs de Ligt has been touted for a possible move to Chelsea after his agent Mino Raiola suggested the Dutch defender could leave Juventus at the end of the season.

De Ligt was linked with English clubs – including Chelsea – before a £70m move from Ajax to Juve in 2019, when he was just 19.

He initially struggled in Turin but has since impressed, sparking speculation that he could end up in the Premier League.

Chelsea have been looking to bring in a centre-back, having been unable to agree a deal for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde during the recent transfer window.

And with Raiola having hinted that De Ligt could move in the summer, The Express claim Chelsea could target the Netherlands international.

It comes after Italian outlet Tuttosport quoted Raiola as saying: “Matthijs de Ligt is one of the best centre-backs in Europe.

“He could leave Juventus at the end of the season. The transfer market sometimes works like this.”

For his part, the player has indicated that he is happy at his current club working under boss Max Allegri.

“I feel good, I feel good with Allegri too,” he recently said.

“He has a lot of attention for the defensive phase. It’s very important. I work a lot and I’m happy.”

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