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Labyad: Chelsea rumours for De Ligt no surprise for me

Departing Ajax midfielder Zakaria Labyad isn't surprised Chelsea want Matthijs de Ligt.

Chelsea are in talks with Juventus for the former Ajax captain.

Labyad, who came off contract at Ajax on Friday, told TMW: "The market rumours do not surprise me.

"De Ligt is a very strong, intelligent defender with a great personality. He is someone who, despite his young age, knows well what it means to play tough and decisive games.

"He has also shown it at Juve."

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