Matthijs de Ligt: Chelsea offer Timo Werner as part of De Ligt deal

17 Aug 2022 | 08:48 | Football

Chelsea are willing to pay €45m (£38m) plus Timo Werner to sign Mattis De Ligt from Juventus, according to Sky Italia, while Hakim Ziyech is in talks with AC Milan Negotiate.

The 22-year-old Dutch defender has a £103m (€120m) release clause in his Juventus contract, which expires in 2024, and the club will only accept offers close to that standard.

Chelsea are looking for defensive reinforcements this transfer window, have seen Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left after his contract expired.

Werner spent £50m for Chelsea in June 2020, but he often struggled in front of the Blues’ goal, scoring just nine Premier League goals in two full seasons at the club.

Wales' Brennan Johnson (left) and Holland' Mattis De Ligt
De Ligt to represent Netherlands against Wales in Nations League

Ziyech in talks with AC Milan

AC Milan are in talks to sign Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea, according to Sky Italia.

The winger moved from Ajax to west London for £33m two years ago but has failed to transfer his impressive form to the Dutch champions.

Ziyech could become the third Chelsea player to join AC Milan in the past 12 months, after Olivier Giroud and Fikayo Tomori moved to the Italian giants last summer.

Chelsea fixtures: Lampard’s Everton first, then Tottenham

Crystal Palace host Arsenal on opening night
Crystal Palace host Arsenal on opening night

Chelsea will travel to Frank Lampard’s Everton live to kick off their 2022/23 season sky sports Before hosting London rivals Spurs in their first home game.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will be reunited with Blues legend Lampard at Goodison Park at 5.30pm on August 6, a week after Tottenham visit Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea host Liverpool in west London on September 17, Manchester United on October 22 and Arsenal on November 5.

Their last game before the month-long World Cup off-season is a trip to Newcastle and they will continue their journey against newly-promoted Bournemouth on Boxing Day.

Chelsea travel to Tottenham on February 25 and Arsenal on April 29, the latter being the start of the past five games, including Manchester City away on the penultimate weekend of the season and Newcastle at home on the final day .

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