Matthijs de Ligt ‘offered to Juventus’

Juventus have opened talk with Ajax defender and reported Barcelona target Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports.

Diario Sport cite a report in Calciomercato which states that de Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola has offered his client to the Italian champions.

The in-demand Dutch defender is not only wanted by Barca but a number of top European clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Roma.

The 19-year-old has already won international recognition with the Netherlands, capped 11 times, and has made 77 first team appearances for the Dutch giants.

It is likely that any deal will be expensive with the central defender’s contract in Amsterdam running until 2021, with Ajax holding the option to increase that by a further year.

Barca’s central defensive concerns have been highlighted recently with Samuel Umtiti’s injury coupled with Gerard Pique’s loss in form.

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