Even when the transfer window has closed, there is no shortage of rumors of change. Chelsea in particular seems to have gotten a taste for the Lukaku hit. The blues are said to have targeted two stars from Juventus Turin.
It is not new that Chelsea FC has plans for central defense. In the summer, the Londoners tried to lure PSG star Marquinhos or Seville defender Jules Kondé to the Thames. However, the planned deals failed, which is why the club has to look further.
The reigning Champions League Siger apparently got stuck with Matthijs de Ligt. According to the Spanish newspaper AS the Blues are ready to invest 120 million euros in defensive talent.
His agent Mino Raiola recently announced that de Ligt could see a transfer. “Watch out because de Ligt could leave Juventus at the end of this season,” he said. Despite a contract until 2024, it does not seem unrealistic that Raiola and de Ligt are aiming for a change of scenery: Juventus Turin is currently clearly on the decline and also has not insignificant debts.
De Ligt alone might not be able to satisfy the Blues’ hunger for transfers. Another transfer target should be Federico Chiesa. According to Transfer market Chelsea want to start another attempt to sign the winger. As early as the summer, the Blues are said to have been ready to put 100 million euros on the table for Chiesa.
The 23-year-old most recently shone at the European Championships, where he helped Italy win the title as the undisputed top performer. At Juve, things are not going that well for the 23-year-old at the moment. In the first five Serie A games of the season, the gifted technician met once and gave no template.
Thus, his balance is currently similar to that of the old lady, who is currently only in ninth place in the table. Turin’s poor athletic performance could also have an impact on Chiesa’s future; after all, the Italian is only on loan from Florence. The purchase obligation for 40 million euros only applies if the Turinese are among the top 4 at the end of the season.