Juventus are reportedly open to accepting Christian Pulisic as part of a swap deal with Chelsea for defensive mainstay Matthijs de Ligt.
According to 90 Min, Juventus are willing to sign Christian Pulisic as part of a player-plus-cash exchange which would see Chelsea get their hands on top transfer Matthijs de Ligt this summer.
De Ligt has long been on the radars of top clubs across Europe. Having spent three years in Turin since joining them in 2019, the Netherlands international is keen on moving onto a new challenge after seeing the Bianconeri regress in the past couple of campaigns. And Chelsea have emerged as the strongest suitors of the 22-year-old defender.
Chelsea are staring at a major defensive overhaul this summer. Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have already left the club, and captain Cesar Azpilicueta could follow suit. It would leave the Blues with just Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr as the senior centre-back options heading into the next season.
So, Thomas Tuchel’s side are looking to sign at least two new top-quality defenders. Things have gone quiet on their pursuit of Jules Kounde, with Chelsea now focusing their efforts on landing de Ligt and Nathan Ake from Manchester City. Talks are progressing well for the latter, with the former Blues academy man open to a return to Stamford Bridge.