Liverpool ‘have been talking to’ Matthijs de Ligt over summer transfer from Ajax

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Matthijs de Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt is needed by quite a few golf equipment throughout Europe (Image: Getty Photos)

Liverpool’s hopes of signing Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt are very a lot alive because it has been revealed that the Reds ‘have been talking’ to the Dutchman.

The 19-year-old is likely one of the most sought-after gamers in Europe this summer after captaining Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals and the Eredivisie title.

The large centre-back has proven nice prowess as a frontrunner, a defender and as a risk from corners, scoring 3 times within the Dutch aspect’s Champions League run.

Barcelona have been regarded as the front-runners for {the teenager}’s signature, however Spanish journalist Guillem Balague advised BBC Radio 5 Reside’s Soccer Each day Podcast that the Reds have ‘been talking to him.’

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Matthijs de Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt captained Ajax to Eredivisie success this season (Image: Getty Photos)

Manchester United and Manchester Metropolis are additionally regarded as monitoring De Ligt’s state of affairs, which had sewn up.

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A deal to take the defender to Barcelona gave the impression to be nearly a certainty, however there has reportedly been a stumbling block over the calls for of De Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola.

The Italian agent, who additionally represents Paul Pogba, is reportedly asking for a charge of as much as €10m (£8.7m) which Barcelona are reticent to pay.

The Sun report that United have already made an enquiry and have been advised that the teen is heading to Barca, however that has now modified.

Metropolis have additionally entered the fray after the information that Vincent Kompany is leaving the membership this summer, nevertheless, it’s only Liverpool which have reportedly been in touch with the much-admired defender.

De Ligt has already gained 15 caps for Netherlands and transferring to Anfield would see him link-up with worldwide team-mate Virgil van Dijk to type a formidable partnership within the centre of defence.

The pair final performed collectively in March in a 3-2 loss to Germany, by which De Ligt scored.

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