Chelsea willing to sign Juventus star to replace Rudiger

Chelsea are yet to arrive at a conclusion regarding Rudiger’s contract extension, the German defender apparently is more likely to exit the club at the end of his contract in June 2022.

In view of that, Chelsea are reviving their interest in Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt. While contract talks with Antonio Rudiger continue to stall, the Juventus star is an alternative replacement.

Meanwhile, Rudiger will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January, with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich interested in his signature.

Thomas Tuchel has been a fan of Netherlands stopper De Ligt for several months.

And Juve would be prepared to sell the 22-year-old if they do not qualify for the Champions League this season, per Calciomercato.

The Bianconeri could also cash in on Federico Chiesa, who has also been linked with Chelsea.

Max Allegri’s side are currently seventh after an inconsistent start to the season.

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