Chelsea already preparing for next season after making move for Juventus player

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Chelsea have already began preparations for next season after making a move for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt last week.

This is according to Italian media outlet Tuttosport, which also claimed Spanish side Barcelona also made a move for the former Ajax captain.

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The 21-year-old has established himself as a regular for Juventus since joining from Ajax two years ago for £67.8million.

Chelsea are said to be the first team to make contact with Juventus to try and sign De Ligt.

Juventus reportedly rebuffed attempts from Chelsea and Barcelona to prise De Ligt away from the Allianz Stadium this summer.

Despite planning for a major summer clearout after losing the Serie A to Inter Milan, Juventus deem De Ligt as unsellable.

The Italian side reportedly see De Ligt as a future captain and won’t consider selling the 21 year old defender.

The former Ajax man has a contract at Juventus until 2024, and he has scored five goals in 70 appearances for the Old Lady so far.

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