Manchester United reportedly see an opportunity to snatch Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt from under their noses.
The Dutch centre-back could be one of the hottest commodities on the market in the summer window. He only has two years left on his contract and it seems Juventus would be willing to cash in on him if they get the right price.
Earlier figures put that figure at £67m. That’s a £37million rebate about the release clause in his current deal.
sure, that piqued interest the Stamford Bridge hierarchy. They could be desperate for defenders for next season.
The Blues are yet to tie Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta beyond the end of this season.
However, it appears that their Premier League rivals have also joined the race. Transfermarkt claim that three clubs are interested.
It is the trio “Barcelona, United and especially Bayern Munich” who want him to replace the outgoing Niklas Sule.
Sule, who has announced he will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season, is another Chelsea target.
the Red Devil could not only collide with Thomas Tuchel’s team at de Ligt this summer.
They will likely be in the centre-back market with Phil Jones and Eric Bailly departing. That leaves them with only Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.
And the two have also both tied themselves to FC Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo. It seems they may be set for a war in the next window.
However, De Ligt will be a tough nut to crack. Not only does he have a number of sides behind him, but he is also represented by the infamous super agent Mino Raiola.
Rangnick reacts to Man Utd shock
Meanwhile, United boss Ralf Rangnick believes his side should have been 2-0 or 3-0 before Middlesbrough equalized in the shock FA Cup defeat at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils had many chances early on but converted just one through winger Jadon Sancho. This happened after Cristiano Ronaldo surprisingly missed a penalty.
After the game Rangnick said (over BBC-Sport): “Incredibly disappointed, we should have won the game in the first half and killed it. Latte, post, missed penalty and numerous chances. It should have been 2-0 or 3-0.
“We conceded a goal, the reason for which I don’t understand. He controlled it with his hand.”
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