Juventus Dramatically Offer Dutch Defensive Talent to Premier League Giants

An astonishing revelation has emerged in Turin as the Bianconeri are said to have offered one of their highly-rated centre-back talents to Chelsea to relieve some wages off the club’s books and provide some kind of compensation to their failed financial outset.

According to an exclusive report from Goal.com, Juventus have offered Dutch talent Matthijs De Ligt to Chelsea in an act of desperation to get his £280,000-a-week wages off the books. The Blues are keen on adding another centre-back in their ranks, with Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger set to move at the end of the current season, and this arrives at an opportune moment if they are ready to match the 22-year-old’s wage demands.

Chelsea have already began talks with Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, a player they wanted to get last summer but failed to do so.

Calciomercato reported last week of his controversial agent Mino Raiola’s intention to allow his agent to experience regular playing terms, something that Juventus have so far failed to provide.

The Dutch-Italian agent is reportedly in contact with Chelsea, Barcelona and Manchester City. However, De Ligt has a release clause of around €150m, virtually making him an untouchable in an age of an economic crisis in football.