Man Utd approaches Matthijs de Ligt’s agency but is rebuffed.

De Ligt

Chelsea have been in talks with Juventus defender De Ligt over a possible £76.5 million transfer.


Published: 8 July 2022


The Dutchman also wants to see if Bayern Munich and Juventus can come to an agreement. Christian Falk of Bild reports that Manchester United had contacted De Ligt’s representatives to express their interest.

De Ligt

Since his days at Ajax, Manchester United have been following the 22 year old’s development. And now that Erik ten Hag, the former Ajax manager, is in charge at Old Trafford, their interest has reawakened.

Between 2017 and 2019, the duo worked together for the Dutch champions. De Ligt might rejoin with former Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong if he moves to Manchester.

De Jong has been linked with a move to Manchester United, but Barcelona claim he is not for sale. However, De Ligt’s representatives have turned them down, just as they have Chelsea.

The midfielder will wait to see if Bayern and Juve can work out a deal before making a final decision. In his absence, De Ligt would fill in for Niklas Sule, who was released when his contract was up. Borussia Dortmund signed the German international.


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