Juventus want to use Chelsea striker Timo Werner as the makeweight in a deal for Matthijs de Ligt… as the Blues remain in talks for Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake
- Juventus want to use Timo Werner as part of Chelsea’s deal for Matthijs de Ligt
- The Blues have seen a bid including the German forward rejected by Serie A side
- Thomas Tuchel’s side remain in talks with Man City over a move for two players
- Chelsea are interested in both Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake this summer
The Blues have already seen a €40m (£34.4m) bid including Timo Werner for the Netherlands international rejected by the Old Lady – but remain confident in getting a deal over the line.
Chelsea are hoping to bring Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt to Stamford Bridge
The Italian side want to use Timo Werner as part of a deal for the 22-year-old defender
The Blues primary concern is to make defensive reinforcements this window after the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
Despite their £34.4m bid including Werner getting rejected, de Ligt remains keen on a move to west London and is hoping his club will accept a bid lower than the £102m release clause in his contract.
The Serie A side are interested in using the German forward as part of a deal for the defender however the two clubs are yet to come to an agreement over a fee.
Chelsea are willing to offer either Werner or USA international Christian Pulisic as part of a deal to bring the Dutch centre-back to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are willing to offer USA international Christian Pulisic as part of a deal for de Ligt
The Blues also remain in talks for Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling (L) and Nathan Ake (R)
Tuchel’s side also remain in talks with Manchester City in a move for Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake, though a deal for the latter is difficult.
Sportsmail previously reported that new owner Todd Boehly had made contact with the Premier League champions with a view to wrapping up a deal for Sterling over the coming week.
The Englishman has already held positive discussions with boss Tuchel over how he would be utilised at Stamford Bridge, with that conversation solidifying the 27-year-old’s desire to leave the Etihad Stadium after seven years.
Not only is Sterling is on the radar from City but former Bournemouth man Ake is also being targeted to help the Blues get back among the race for silverware during the upcoming campaign.