The Blues are eager for reinforcements at centre-back after Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leave the club. Sevilla’s star Jules Kounde has long been a target of Barcelona, who are also interested in signing him.
Published: 21 June 2022
But numerous signings may be necessary to cope with the loss of two first-team regulars. And Juventus centre-back De Ligt is someone the Blues are “extremely keen” in signing, according to Sky Sports in Italy. According to reports, Chelsea do not intend to meet the player’s £103 million release clause, but that is just speculation.
Juventus would only accept proposals that are near to the release value of De Ligt, who has two years remaining on his current contract. Juventus executives met with De Ligt’s agent Rafaela Pimenta today, and that’s when the news broke. Despite the fact that Paul Pogba was supposedly the major topic of conversation at the time.
Pimenta also represents released Manchester United midfielder Pogba, who has been widely linked with a summer return to Juventus. According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, negotiations between Juve and the 29-year-old midfielder are nearing their conclusion. Pogba is anticipated to fight for a four-year contract or a three-year agreement with an option for a fourth season in his contract negotiations.
Depending on the outcome of the negotiations, Pogba might fly to Turin between the 5th and the 8th of July to undertake his physical exam and sign his contract. Pimenta has taken over from the late Mino Raiola in representing both De Ligt and Pogba. Raiola asked Brazilian lawyer Pimenta to take over the reins of his business before he passed away.