Juventus reject Chelsea, Barcelona offers for star this month

Reports in Italy claim Juventus turned down offers from Barcelona and Chelsea earlier this month, as they are keeping hold of Matthijs de Ligt.

The centre-back was signed from Ajax in 2019 for €85.5m and is under contract in Turin until June 2024.

According to Tuttosport, the Bianconeri received two proposals over the last 10 days from Barcelona – who had been their main rivals when originally snapping up the Dutchman – and Chelsea.

However, the 21-year-old is absolutely not for sale and said he would love to become captain of the Old Lady one day.

De Ligt struggled with a recurring shoulder injury throughout last season, requiring surgery in August, and also missed a few games after contracting COVID-19 in January.