Ding Dong! Chelsea get sent transfer message from £60m golden boy De Ligt

Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt says that he’s concentrating on life at Ajax for the rest of the season, amid speculation we are lining up a big money move.

Boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly a huge fan of the talented lad and has supposedly been eyeing up a January transfer move, as he seeks to find a replacement for the unhappy Andreas Christensen, or the aging David Luiz.

Christensen played a big part in Antonio Conte’s final season at Stamford Bridge and had hoped to keep his place under Sarri, but the Italian has dropped the young man in recent weeks as he looks for experience at the back, and that has led to speculation that he could leave the club in January.

But any hope Sarri had of trying to prise De Ligt away from Ajax in January seems to have disappeared after he admitted no interest in leaving Ajax just yet, telling the Sky Sports website:  “We’re still on course to try and win three different competitions.

“The Champions League, league, and KNVB Cup. In my opinion, I can’t be distracted by all of that [transfer talk], above all because I’m the captain of the team.”

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Could we still try and make a cheeky move in the winter window?

It is notoriously difficult to get big deals done during the winter window as many top clubs do not want to sell their biggest players, that will be the case in out chase for the highly-rated Dutchman as he is very settled at Ajax, and they don’t want to lose him during a very good start to the new season.

Only a big offer will get a deal done, meaning it will be difficult to prise him away from Ajax in January.

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