Barcelona aim for Ajax duo Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong

Barcelona remain intent on signing both Matthijs de Ligt (pictured) and Frenkie de Jong from Ajax, according to El Mundo Deportivo.

A report last month in the same outlet said the Dutch giants would demand a whopping €140m to part company with their highly-rated star duo.

The in-demand Dutch players are said to have caught the attention of a number of leading European clubs, with Barcelona prominent among them.

Central defender De Ligt, 19, has already won international recognition with the Netherlands, capped 13 times, and has made 85 first-team appearances for the Dutch giants.

21-year-old midfielder De Jong made won four caps for the Netherlands since making his debut last month and last season registered seven assists from 22 Eredivisie appearances.

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