The teenage centre-back has previously been linked to a possible transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, but Juventus "are seducing the Ajax defender with a contract nearly impossible to refuse, and star player Cristiano Ronaldo's charms", the paper reported. De Ligt reportedly wants €12million per year but Barcelona are unwilling to meet his demands.
Indeed, PSG remain one of the front-runners to land the Dutchman, with talks ongoing over the last two weeks although the player has yet to accept an offer from the Ligue 1 champions. "You are disappointed that you have lost and that is the only thing you are thinking about".
It has been a long time coming but after months of speculations, it looks like the Matthijs de Ligt transfer saga is finally over.
Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio and Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf say that Juventus have beaten off the competition to sign De Ligt.
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De Ligt could be Maurizio Sarri's first signing as Juventus manager after leaving Chelsea earlier this month.
But it's Juve who are now confident they can strike a deal with Ajax and convince the player to head to Italy.
"I was surprised by his request, which is why I laughed".