are ready to tempt into selling Matthijs de Ligt by offering Timo Werner as part of the deal.
The Blues are expected to ramp up their transfer activity in the coming weeks following .
Following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, strengthening in central defence represents a key priority for Tuchel.
Chelsea have held long-term interest in Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and came within a whisker of signing the France international last summer.
The Blues failed to agree a fee with the Spanish club, however, and although they continue to monitor the 23-year-old’s situation, Kounde has slipped down Tuchel’s wishlist with .
Chelsea, instead, are now focusing their attention on a possible deal for this summer after three years in Turin.
The 22-year-old snubbed a move to the Premier League when he left Ajax in 2019 when Manchester United were keen to sign him, but now believes England would be ideally suited to his robust and physical style of defending.
According to , Chelsea are willing to pay €45m and will throw in Wener as part of the deal.
The Germany international forward has largely flattered to deceive since his move from RB Leipzig and has struggled to nail down a regular starting place under both Tuchel and his predecessor Frank Lampard.
Werner is said to be keen on a move to Juventus but he may have to lower his wage demands to facilitate a move.
Chelsea are expected to sign at least one new attacker this summer with .
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