Chelsea in talks with Germans over deal for £35M defender

Sky Sports reported Dharmesh Sheth has claimed that Chelsea are keen to sell Ian Maatsen this summer window.

Maatsen was sent out on loan to Borussia Dortmund last season after failing to make the impact under Mauricio Pochettino that he would have liked, and actually had a really good season at the German side.

the Dutchman performed well and helped Dortmund reach the Champions League final – but they were unable to take that crown off Real Madrid and ended up the season without a trophy.

There has been alot of speculation and rumours about the future of Maatsen in recent months – but it seems that the club have made the decision to let him depart the club and hopefully get a ton of money in the process.

Sheth told Givemesport: “One potential signing that they could get big money for is Ian Maatsen. We do know that he went on loan to Borussia Dortmund and had a really successful spell, getting to the Champions League final.

“Before he went there, he signed an extension on his contract at CHELSEA that takes him to 2026 and it’s our understanding the contract includes a release clause of around £35m. We know Dortmund want to keep him and we know Maatsen wants to stay.

“He’s happy at Dortmund, but the club don’t want to pay £35m. It’s simply too high of a figure for them, so they are currently in talks with Chelsea over potentially negotiating that release clause and maybe bringing it down to potentially around £30m.

“It definitely is one to watch and it’s definitely one Chelsea could make a bit of money from.”


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