Chelsea report: Blues consider bid for £103m-rated Juventus defender

Matthijs de Ligt
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Chelsea are planning a move for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt, say reports, but they will have to fork out a nine-figure sum to sign the Dutchman. 

The Blues are looking for new centre-backs this summer after Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen departed at the end of their contracts. 

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.