In the summer of 2019, Juventus signed defender Matthijs de Ligt in Ajax Amsterdam. After three years at the Torino club, the Italian adventure for the Dutchman could be over this summer. It announces Corriere dello Sport.

The stopper is at the top of the wish list of the Premier League club Chelsea, who are having a hard time extending their contracts with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, who expire after the current season. Therefore, the London club should have aimed at the Ligt, which can be bought free by Juve for 955 million. kroner this summer via a buy-out clause.

The 22-year-old de Ligt is the second highest paid at Juventus, and the Serie A club still need to cut their salary budget due to the corona pandemic's negative effect on the club's finances. With a sale of the Dutchman two years before the player's actual contract expires, Juve will save DKK 185.5 million. kroner in the salary budget. A sale of the Ligt via the buy-out clause can thus bring Juventus over DKK 1 billion. kroner.

If de Ligt is sold this summer, then Juventus will go after the two Chelsea players, who are currently is available for free download in the form of Danish AC and Rudiger. In addition, the Serie A club is also looking at Niklas Sule, who has a contract expiration in Bayern Munich after the current season, and AC Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli, who is in the same situation.

The 22-year-old Dutchman and Juventus are at the time of writing in Serie A's fifth place, which does not give the club access to the Champions League after the summer break. For Juventus, they have even played 98 games. In his first season at the Torino club, the defender won the Italian championship and the following year it turned into a victory in both the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup.