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Wednesday October 2 2019
Frenkie De Jong 'wanted' Matthijs De Ligt to join Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong has expressed regret that he is no longer playing with former Ajax teammate Matthijs De Ligt.

The two remain together for the Dutch national side but De Ligt did not follow the central midfielder to the Camp Nou this summer, instead moving to Italian champions Juventus in a €75m deal.

It had been widely speculated that the central defender would join the ranks at the Blaugrana this campaign but instead he made the switch to Turin.

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Saturday July 6 2019
Frenkie De Jong hopeful of De Ligt reunion at FC Barcelona

New FC Barcelona star Frenkie De Jong is hopeful that former Ajax teammate Matthijs De Ligt will follow him to the Camp Nou.

After agreeing a €75m deal with the Dutch side for De Jong in January 2019, the Catalan side have been widely linked with a move for his former captain De Ligt. 

The 19-year old defender has attracted admirers from across Europe, with Ajax confirming that he will leave the club this summer, but is destination is yet to be confirmed.

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Wednesday June 26 2019
Juventus win race for Matthijs de Ligt

Juventus have won the race to sign Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt with Barcelona admitting defeat in the pursuit, say reports.

El Mundo Deportivo cite the highly reputable Sky Sport Italia as claiming that the Bianconeri have agreed a deal and will pay the player an annual salary of €12m.

The 19-year-old has been the captain of the Amsterdam-based club for over a year and has starred for club and country.

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Sunday June 23 2019
FC Barcelona pull out of De Ligt race over wage demands

FC Barcelona have withdrawn from the battle to sign Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt, after losing patience with his growing wage demands.

Despite being favourites to sign him during the back end of the 2018-19 season, reports in Marca this weekend are claiming that the La  Liga champions have simply had enough of the long running saga.

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Saturday June 22 2019
Sky Italia: Matthijs De Ligt set for Juventus switch

Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt has rejected a move to FC Barcelona, to sign for Serie A champions Juventus.

Sky Italia are reporting that the 19-year old has finally decided where his future lies, after confirming his exit from the Dutch side at the end of the 2018-19 season, with Turin his preferred destination.

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Tuesday June 18 2019
Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt 'rejects Barcelona'

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt has rejected the chance to join Barcelona, according to Cadena Ser’s El Larguero programme.

The 19-year-old has been the captain of the Amsterdam-based club for over a year and has starred for club and country.

Widely regarded as one of the best upcoming talents in world football, the central defender is set to command a €75m fee from Ajax.

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Sunday June 16 2019
Juventus to make late bid for FC Barcelona target Matthijs De Ligt

Serie A champions Juventus could make a late bid for FC Barcelona transfer target Matthijs De Ligt.

The 19-year old centre back has become one of the hottest prospects in European football, after an outstanding season with Dutch champions Ajax - however he has confirmed that he is likely to leave the Johan Cruyff Arena.

FC Barcelona had looked to be the front runners to sign him, after expressing an interest in him after completing a deal for team mate Frenkie De Jong in January 2019.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
FC Barcelona growing 'frustrated' with Matthijs De Ligt

FC Barcelona are becoming frustrated in their pursuit of Ajax skipper Matthijs De Ligt, according to reports in Marca

The La Liga champions have been heavily linked with a €75m move for the Dutch international, following an outstanding season in the Netherlands.

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Tuesday June 11 2019
Matthijs De Ligt remains unsure on FC Barcelona move

Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt is still unsure about his future, despite sustained interest from La Liga champions FC Barcelona.

Ernesto Valverde's side are widely reported to be the front runners to sign the highly-rated Dutch defender, however they will face competition from Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

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Friday June 7 2019
PSG 'double Barcelona offer' for Matthijs de Ligt

Paris Saint-Germain have offered Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt double the wages that was on the table from Barcelona, write Diario Sport.

The report claims the Parisians have offered the defender a €15m annual salary while the Blaugrana’s wage offer stood between €7m and €8m per year.

The 19-year-old has been the captain of the Amsterdam-based club for over a year and has starred for club and country.

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