German boss addresses rumours Bundesliga star could make Chelsea move

de ligt

Thomas Tuchel has poured water over claims CHELSEA target Matthijs de Ligt could be set to leave Bayern Munich in the future.

The 24-year-old defender has faced an uncertain future at Bayern Munich for a while now after falling out of favour under Thomas Tuchel.

According to Sky Sports Germany, De Ligt is ‘likely to leave’ the Bundesliga champions in the summer if a ‘suitable offer’ is submitted. The Netherlands international, who sees his contract at the Allianz Arena expire in 2027, joined Bayern from Juventus for €67million (£57.6m) in July 2022.

The report adds that the Man United are monitoring De Ligt’s situation closely, with Erik ten Hag short on world-class options at the back.

The Dutchman, who was once regarded as one of the world’s most exciting young players, has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge as a possible replacement for Thiago Silva.

However – despite all the speculation and rumours that he could leave the club – Tuchel has opened up and revealed that he has no intentions of letting the powerhouse defender leave.

“We’re planning with Matthijs, top player and top guy,” he said on Friday.

“Matthijs came back injured from the national team, missed all preseason. We played him too early in the Supercup, then he got seriously injured again.”

IcChelseanews View…

LOVE CHELSEA? CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND GOSSIP

De Ligt is a brilliant defender, he is real leader on the pitch and for the right money, he would be a fantastic addition to that defence, which has lacked a bit of power this season.

MORE BIG CHELSEA NEWS AND GOSSIP