Chelsea leads Bayern Munich in the race to sign Serie A superstar

Chelsea have taken the lead in the race for Matthijs de Ligt. The Blues are facing an uphill battle with Bayern Munich and even Juventus, who are looking to keep him.

According to a report in La Stampa (via, De Ligt is set to leave Juventus in the summer. The Dutchman wants to take the next step in his career and there are two big clubs interested in signing him.

For €86.6 million, Vlahovic becomes the 3rd highest signing of all time in Serie A! Top 10 Serie A signings 1. Cristiano 117 million € 2. Higuain 903. Vlahovic 86.64. De Ligt 85.55. Lukaku 756. F.Chiesa 607. Crespo 558. Buffon 52.59. Osimhen 5010. Mendieta 47.5

The report adds, Chelsea are currently leading the race for the former Ajax defender. The Blues see him as the ideal replacement for Andreas Christensen, who is out of contract with the club this season.

Bayern Munich are looking to recruit De Ligt because they need a replacement for Niklas Sule. The German defender has informed the club that he has not put pen to paper to sign a new contract and will leave in the summer.

Chelsea and Bayern Munich target De Ligt urged to stay at Juventus

While Chelsea and Bayern Munich are keen to lure De Ligt away from Juventus this summer, he has been advised to stay at the club.

Miralem Pjanic insists the best decision is to stay and play with Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, which will help him improve.

“De Ligt has three years left on his Juventus contract, he has the right commitment, but I don’t know if Barcelona are interested. He made a great choice when he decided to join Juventus and work with Leonardo. Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, he’s happy at Juventus and when you’re happy it’s better not to leave. We’ll see if he’s motivated to leave.”

Former Dutch defender Jaap Stam echoed the same thing and urged the former Ajax star to stay at Juventus.

“In my opinion, it is essential that you stay because only in this way can you improve, compare yourself with the best, learn to manage pressure in important Champions League games. and Serie A.”

Stam added:

“My opinion of him is positive, in the last few months he has shown himself very well. He has been criticized a bit, but the initial difficulty was because he had to understands how to adapt to a different type of football. , and he is still very young.”

“Matthijs plays in a great club that has great players and the pressure he has to face is much greater. Furthermore, you have to consider that the opponents facing in Italy are very different from the others. opponents encountered in the Netherlands.”

Chelsea and Bayern Munich are said to be willing to accommodate De Ligt’s demands, and Mino Raiola is in talks with both sides. Chelsea leads Bayern Munich in the race to sign Serie A superstar


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