Chelsea set to miss out on defensive target as club agrees personal terms with player



Posted Monday, July 18, 2022 by Caughtoffside.com

Bayern Munich have agreed personal terms with Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt, a player Chelsea have been targeting this summer.

De Ligt has been the subject of plenty of transfer speculation, with CaughtOffside columnist Fabrizio Romano covering the whole saga. Romano confirmed to CaughtOffside that Chelsea did have an interest in De Ligt, with Thomas Tuchel looking to add defensive reinforcements this summer.

The Dutch defender, who regularly plays in a back three for his country, would have slotted in well in the Chelsea defence.

Chelsea set to miss out on defensive target as club agrees personal terms with player

Now, Romano has provided another update on De Ligt’s situation, and it’s bad news for those who wanted to see the defender plying his trade at Stamford Bridge.

Romano has confirmed that Bayern have agreed personal terms with De Ligt for a five-year contract, and talks between the German club and Juventus are getting closer to completion.

De Ligt is still a very young defender, despite playing senior football for seven seasons now. At 22 years old, he is still yet to reach his prime, so if Bayern Munich can unlock his vast potential, it could be some excellent business.



Attention: Third parties may advertise their products and/or services on our website.7M does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of their contents.
Your dealings with such third parties are solely between you and such third parties and we shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage of any sort incurred by you.