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Mino Raiola uses Chelsea as scare tactic to address £125m problem with Juventus

Mino Raiola has reportedly spoken to Chelsea, Barcelona and Manchester City over Matthijs de Ligt’s future with the super agent ‘threatening’ to take him away from Juventus

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Mino Raiola is reportedly using Chelsea as a ‘scare’ tactic as he ‘threatens’ to take Matthijs de Ligt away from Juventus at the end of the season.

De Ligt is now in his third season at the Old Lady, having joined the Serie A side after starring for Ajax in their thrilling run to the 2019 Champions League semi-finals.

The 22-year-old has established himself as a regular starter for Maxi Allegri’s side, but a report from Italy claims Raiola is not happy with his client’s situation.

And the super agent has ‘scared’ Juventus by contacting Chelsea, Barcelona and Manchester City over the centre-back, according to Calciomercato, cited by Sport Witness.

De Ligt is said to be ‘fine’ with his situation in Turin, and knows Juve see him as the future of their defence.



Matthijs de Ligt, pictured in action for Juventus, has remained on the Netherlands’ bench recently
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But Raiola has ‘different ideas’ and it is claimed he has approached some of Europe’s top clubs to sound out potential interest in the Netherlands international.

There is no suggestion that any of Chelsea, Barca or Man City are actively seeking to sign De Ligt.

And any club interested in him would have to meet a release clause of €150million (£126.6m), with Juve reportedly unwilling to let him go for less.

Raiola is also said to be unhappy with his client’s international situation, with De Ligt having been on the bench for the Netherlands’ last three World Cup qualifiers.

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De Ligt joined Juventus from Ajax for £77m back in 2019.

Raiola is also the agent of Erling Haaland and Paul Pogba, both of whom have been linked with potential moves next summer.

Haaland is expected to be a target for Manchester United, Man City and others when his £68million release clause becomes active, having also been linked with Chelsea before Thomas Tuchel’s side signed Romelu Lukaku.

The 21-year-old striker continued his astonishing scoring record on Saturday, with his double in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-1 win over Mainz taking his tally to 70 goals in 68 games for the club.



Mino Raiola has reportedly contacted several clubs over Matthijs de Ligt’s future
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Pogba is in the final nine months of his contract with United, with the Red Devils believed to be keen on tying him down to a new deal.

But Raiola has reportedly sounded out potential suitors such as Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Pogba thrived in his side’s opening four Premier League games this season, registering a stunning seven assists – but that was from the left wing, a role that allowed him more freedom.

He was moved back into a deeper midfield role for Saturday’s 4-2 defeat to Leicester, and afterwards said United had “conceded easy goals and stupid goals”.


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