Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have ‘agreed transfer fees with Ajax’ for Matthijs De Ligt, according to reports.
Leading French football journalist Julien Laurens now believes Juventus, who seemingly had the deal wrapped up, could miss out on the 19-year-old.
Laurens claimed the Eredivisie champions simply want to get the best deal for their star man, regardless of where he goes.
And after Juventus were only able to offer €50million for the centre-back, it seems United and PSG are back in the race.
And Laurens told ESPN FC: “I think there’s a chance where Ajax will lose a little bit of patience and say ‘hang on a minute, PSG agreed, Manchester United agreed.
“In that case we stop talking to you and De Ligt can choose between the clubs that we actually have an agreement in place’.
“It’s not really in Ajax’s interest to waste a bit more time about De Ligt.
“They want the money in, they want for him to go, he was great for them but now he’s decided that he wants to go.
“They want that deal to happen, they won’t want to have to go back and forth in negotiations with Juventus or whoever else.
“So they might well say ‘do you know what, we already have an agreement in place with some clubs, we’re going to only focus on those clubs and De Ligt would have to choose between those clubs because you’re wasting our time’.”
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