PSG overtake Barcelona for De Ligt’s sign


Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt is causing a stir in the transfer market as the top clubs jockey for position to sign the youngster.

De Ligt has been quoted as saying he feels a move to Barcelona now might be "too soon," while Marca is reporting that the Catalan club are losing patience with the player and the way he's handling the process.

But Paris Saint-Germain remain the favourite for the Dutch defender with club officials and agent Mino Raiola is in "advanced talks" this week, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. Barca had already reached an agreement with Ajax for a fee of €75 million and are alleged to have presented their offer to the player four weeks ago. The Blaugrana see the 19-year-old as the long-term pillar of their back line, but his hesitancy has frustrated them.Juventus are also keen to add the youngster to their defence, while both Manchester clubs have been keeping tabs on the situation. The hold up in De Ligt's decision, it seems, is choosing the club he feels is most likely to give him first-team football immediately.