The Juventus and Netherlands centre-back has been linked with a move to Chelsea over the past few weeks.
Despite the fact that he would be keen to join Chelsea, according to Sky Sport Germany, Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign the 38-cap Netherlands international.
Thomas Tuchel’s side had reportedly made a £34.4m bid to Juve in an attempt to sign De Ligt which had been rejected, whilst a deal involving Christian Pulisic had also been included in negotiations for the centre-back.
Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt would be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
But Sky Sport Germany believe that Bayern have now overtaken Chelsea in negotiations for the 22-year-old, who has been contacted personally by the Bundesliga side’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and head coach Julian Nagelsmann in an attempt to bring him to the Allianz Arena next season.
But Romano still believes that Chelsea are in the race for the £63m-rated talent, and the player is keen on a move to the Premier League side.
What has Romano said about de Ligt?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “He wants to go and Chelsea know that the player is keen on the move, and this is why they’re preparing a new proposal.”
Will De Ligt sign for Chelsea?
While De Ligt, who has been described as “phenomenal” by former manager Maurizio Sarri, is obviously open to leaving his current club in Juventus, he must ponder over a tough decision as to whether to sign for Chelsea or Bayern Munich, who are two world-class clubs with high amounts of talent.
In Bayern he is signing for comfortably the biggest side in Germany, and with the departure of Niklas Süle, his chances of being a regular starter for the Bundesliga giants are high.
Meanwhile, Chelsea also have the pull of being a huge club, but also the factor of playing in the Premier League, which is arguably the strongest league on the planet as of now, and with the departures of Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen this summer, the club are in need of new bodies at centre-back.