Chelsea interested in signing 20-year-old Eredivisie centre-back

Ajax centre-back Jurrien Timber has been scouted by Chelsea and Tottenham, among others. The Netherlands international is just 20-year-old but has already made six appearances for the national team, having also been called up to compete in the Euro 2020 competition over the summer.

After a disappointing few years for the national team, they will now look to rebuild and return to their former glory, via the exciting crop of players that are beginning to breakthrough. The Dutchman is one of those, with his displays for Ajax clearly having captured the attention of several of Europe’s biggest names.

Chelsea and Tottenham have both scouted Jurrien and are keeping tabs on his situation. The report also notes PSG, Lyon, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig as other potential suitors. Jurrien has four years remaining on his Ajax deal, which does provide Ajax with significant bargaining power, were the time to come to cash in.

There is currently no suggestion that the Blues, Spurs or anyone else has firmed up their interest with an official offer, with the transfer window having only closed last week. It will be worth keeping an ear to the grapevine in order to see if this situation develops any further as we head towards winter and eventually summer 2022.