Report: Chelsea have made strongest bid to sign 'generational' talent, his club are getting very agitated

Chelsea have reportedly made the strongest offer to Juventus to try and sign defender Matthijs de Ligt.

According to La Repubblica, the Blues are in pole position as uncertainty around the Dutchman’s future continue.

De Ligt has been with the Old Lady since 2019, after leading Ajax to a Champions League semi-final appearance in his final season at the club.

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Even in his early days at the club, his teammates could see his quality, with Leonardo Bonucci describing him as a ‘generational’ talent.

While he has perhaps not lived quite up to the standards expected immediately in Turin, the 22-year-old is clearly a figure top sides in Europe can build a back line around for a number of years.

Thomas Tuchel is reportedly a massive fan of De Ligt, and the rumours that he could be on the move has obviously interested the club in a potential move.

With the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, the club have a massive void at the back that requires filling, leading to much speculation about faces coming through the door.

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Now, it appears the club have placed the Netherlands international at the top of their list of targets this summer, with La Repubblica claiming they are in the number one position if he does leave this summer as their offer is the ‘most concrete’.

The report also states Juventus are beginning to grow agitated at the situation, with the saga beginning to make headlines on a regular basis.

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If a fee can be negotiated from the Dutchman’s reported release clause, the Blues should make the signing of De Ligt their number one priority at the back this summer.

While a deal for Jules Kounde has been on the cards for a long time now, the club could be set to lose out on the deal, with Barcelona showing interest in hijacking the deal.

With that being said, if reports are true that the Blues are in pole position for the 22-year-old, then they should turn their attention and try to get things done before another top European club come calling.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released