Raiola puts De Ligt's Barca deal in doubt

Raiola puts De Ligt's Barca deal in doubt

Raiola puts De Ligt's Barca deal in doubt

Barca are said to have struck a deal with De Ligt's representative in March over terms for the Holland centre-back to move to the Nou Camp in the summer.

Juventus also inquired about de Ligt, but were told that he is close to signing with Barcelona.

But De Ligt's recent form and his prominence in Ajax's run to the Champions League semi-finals has caught the attention of Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Liverpool.

His performances in Europe's elite competition for the Dutch side have turned the heads of a host of top clubs in Europe, including those at Old Trafford.

There is no young player in the world more coveted than Mattijs de Ligt.

Now a mainstay for both club and country, de Ligt has even been trusted with the responsibility of being the Ajax captain despite the fact that he is still in his teens.

They quote a source saying: "Matthijs is going to become the best defender in the world".

First-half goals from Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech put the hosts 3-0 up on aggregate after their 1-0 first leg semifinal win in London and seemingly cruising into next month's showpiece in Madrid. "He can sign for any side he wants but he doesn't have any interest in signing for Manchester United".

De Ligt's intention is to move to the Blaugrana, who have offered 80m euros to lure him out of Amsterdam.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately needs reinforcements this summer and the defence is one area that needs significant strengthening.

Who should De Ligt join this summer?

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