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Report: Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus

June 22, 2019

Reports from across Dutch, Italian and English press suggest that Juventus are getting ever closer to signing Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.

Dutch paper De Telegraaf  broke the news last night with Sky Sport Italia’s transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio reporting later that De Ligt is keen on joining Juventus this summer.

Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Real Madrid were all keen on the 19-year-old, however the Bianconeri would be prepared to offer him between €15-20m per season to make the switch to Italy instead.

Reports suggest that Juve would reinvest funds from the sale of Joao Cancelo to Manchester City directly to this potential deal, which would make up a significant portion of the transfer fee.

The potential arrival of Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer from PSG would save Juve the potential outlay on a new midfielder this summer, possibly scuppering any possible move for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.

This morning’s Corriere Torino suggests that Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira, Mario Mandzukic and Blaise Matuidi could all make way with each player possibly being sold or having their contract mutually terminated, freeing up funds for De Ligt.

Riccardo Orsolini, Emil Audero, Stefano Sturaro and Alberto Cerri have already been sold at various intervals this year, raising more potential profit that could be reinvested in this summer transfer window.

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