Bayern Munich have reportedly tabled a bid in the region of €75 million to sign Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt, who has been on Chelsea's radar this summer.
De Ligt, who has two years left on his current deal at the Allianz Stadium, has been linked with a host of clubs in the ongoing transfer window. Juventus are said to be interested in offloading him at the right price to facilitate more incoming players.
Although Chelsea were considered to be in pole position to acquire the services of the centre-back last month, a twist in the tale has been introduced in the last few days.
Earlier this week, SPORT1 reported that De Ligt prefers a move to the Bundesliga as he has had "sympathies for Bayern Munich from an early age."
According to journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Bayern have offered €75 million plus add-ons for De Ligt, but Juventus are holding out for a minimum base fee of €80 million.
The report also stated that the Serie A club are currently waiting for an improved bid from Chelsea, who had earlier placed a bid in the region of €70 million.
Since joining the Old Lady in 2019, De Ligt has featured in 117 matches across all competitions, registering eight goals and three assists in the process. During the 2021-22 campaign, he featured in 42 matches for Juventus across all competitions, keeping 16 clean sheets in the process.
Bayern Munich set terms for Barcelona in a deal to sign Robert Lewandowski
According to acclaimed journalist Raphael Honigstein, Bayern Munich have demanded Barcelona pay any potential transfer fee for striker Robert Lewandowski entirely upfront.
The 33-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation after expressing his desire to leave the Bundesliga club this summer. With just 12 months left on his current deal, Bayern Munich are keen to cash in on him.
Speaking on The Totally Football Show, Raphael Honigstein shed light on the developing transfer saga and Barcelona's financial issues.
"Bayern have apparently told Barca we don't want any installments, because we're not sure you're going to be around in one or two years time. We want all the money upfront, cash. That is one of the sticking points."