Chelsea target Matthijs De Ligt has revealed he has talks to leave the Dutch giants, with the Premier League an option for him.
We may be facing a he transfer ban which does not allow them to register players for the next two windows, but that has not stopped speculation about Maurizio Sarri could try and acquire in the summer window.
We are in the market for a new defender or two as the back-line has simply not been good enough, with the attack getting Sarri out of trouble on a number of occasions, and we are reportedly ready to meet the £75 million Ajax currently value De Ligt at.
De Ligt’s team-mate Frenkie de Jong has already agreed to join Barcelona at the end of the season for an initial fee of £65m, and now the powerful Dutchman has revealed he has held talks to leave the club.
Asked if he’d made his last appearance for the club, de Ligt replied on the Sky Sports website: ‘I don’t know yet. ‘There have been conversations, but there is still no agreement.’
Meanwhile, Roberto Di Matteo has admitted ‘it may not be easy’ for many at the club to accept Eden Hazard’s departure at the end of the season.
The Belgian has been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent times and with one year left on his contract he could depart Stamford Bridge over the summer, as reports have suggested the Spaniards are ready to make a £80 million offer for his services.
And the Belgian has recently revealed that he has already informed the club of his decision in the summer, and is just waiting to see what happens, something Di Matteo claims would be a shame.
“It would be a real shame for any club to lose a top player like Hazard,” Di Matteo told Sky Sports.
“But I don’t think it will be as easy as that because if you take into account the transfer ban Chelsea have, I’m not sure they are going to let anyone leave easily that they don’t want to.
“It’s understandable that there might be some intention from him to have a different experience at a different club and in a different league after many years at Chelsea.
“But he’s got a contract and at the end I guess they’ll have to sit down and see what solution they can find.”