Matthijs de Ligt agrees terms with Juventus ahead of move from Ajax

26 June 2019, 22:44 | Updated: 26 June 2019, 23:03

Juventus have agreed personal terms with defender Matthijs de Ligt ahead of his proposed move from Ajax, according to Sky in Italy.

It is understood the Netherlands international has accepted a five-year contract offer which will see him earn €12m (£10.75m) a season with the Serie A champions.

Sky Italy are also reporting a release clause will be included in his contract with Juve for around €150m (£135m).

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Juventus will now start official talks with Ajax in an attempt to finalise the deal.

However, Paris Saint-Germain remain in the hunt for the 19-year-old and in contact with Ajax.

De Ligt is one of Europe's most sought-after players after captaining Ajax to the Dutch league and cup double as well as the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.

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De Ligt would become Maurizio Sarri's first signing as Juventus manager after he left Chelsea to return to his native Italy.

The defender revealed he was asked about a move to Juventus by Ronaldo, who moved to Turin from Real Madrid for £106m last summer, at the end of the Nations League final earlier this month.

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