Recall that the West London club have already lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen and would be keen on replacing the duo.
With attention now on de Ligt, it will require a huge transfer bid to be able to convince Juventus to part ways with the highly-rated defender.
However, going by reports, it looks very likely that the Blues could explore the opportunity of a player plus a cash deal for de Ligt.
The opportunity to include a Chelsea player in any deal for the 22-year-old defender could help lower the asking price from Juventus.
This article will thus take a look at some Chelsea players who could be used in a potential swap deal for the Juventus star.
3. Emerson Palmieri
One player who could be considered by the Blues in a player-swap deal to sign de Ligt this summer is defender Emerson.
Recall that Emerson hasn’t been able to nail down a starting shirt at Stamford Bridge since signing for the Blues in 2018 from AS Roma.
The defender has mostly been used as a back-up to Marcos Alonso and Ben Chilwell at left-back. This led to him moving out on loan during the 2021-22 football season in order to secure first-team football.
He played a combined total of 37 games in all competitions for Lyon on loan last season, with 29 of those coming in the league.
Another Chelsea star who has continually been on Juventus’ radar and could be used in a swap deal for de Ligt is Jorginho.
Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos has always stated his client’s desire to return to Italian Serie A someday, as seen in Sport Illustrated.
That factor could be explored by the Blues this summer in tempting Juventus into lowering their asking price for de Ligt.
3. Timo Werner
Another player who could also be considered by the Blues is German striker Werner, who has struggled to adapt to life in England.
Recall that Werner joined the Blues in the summer of 2020 from RB Leipzig for a fee in the region of £49.5 million.
However, very few clubs have indicated interest in the German international, reasoning why Juventus could be a suitable destination.
Werner’s valuation is still very decent despite his poor showing at Chelsea, as he is said to be valued at €35 million by Transfermarket.