Bayern Munich ‘agree huge £68m deal for Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt’, as the Dutchman looks set to sign a five-year contract with the Bundesliga giants despite interest from Chelsea
- Bayern Munich have reportedly a £68million deal for Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt
- The Dutch centre-back is said to have agreed a five-year contract with Bayern
- De Ligt has made 117 appearances since signing for Juventus from Ajax in 2019
Bayern Munich have reportedly agreed a £68million deal for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt, which is expected to be completed in the coming days.
The Bundesliga giants are said to have agreed to a five-year contract with De Ligt that will keep the Dutch centre-back in Munich until 2027 – despite interest from Premier League side Chelsea.
The Blues were the front-runners in the race for de Ligt at one stage, but now look set to miss out, and will have to look elsewhere for another centre-back this summer after already signing Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.
Bayern Munich have reportedly agreed a £68million deal for Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt
The Bundesliga giants are said to have agreed to a five-year contract with centre-back De Ligt
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano confirmed the news on Twitter, by posting: ‘Matthijs de Ligt to FC Bayern, here we go!
‘Verbal agreement has been reached tonight as clubs have been in contact all day – final bid accepted by Juventus for package worth more than €80m.
‘De Ligt has already agreed personal terms and will sign until June 2027.’
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano confirmed the news of the Matthijs De Ligt deal on Twitter
De Ligt originally joined Juventus for £67.5m in 2019 after impressive displays at Ajax, where he became the youngest captain to lead his side to the semi-finals of the Champions League in the 2018-19 season at just 19-years-old.
The 22-year-old has made 117 appearances for The Old Lady and has scored eight goals for the club during his three-year spell.
Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn also previously revealed that de Ligt is eager to sign for the club.
Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has suggested that de Ligt wants to join Bayern this window
‘We had talks and the player wants to come to FC Bayern,’ CEO Kahn told Blickpunkt Sport on Saturday.
‘We’ll have more discussions and then see how it goes.’
The Holland international’s arrival will help fill the void in Bayern’s defence that was left by Niklas Sule’s departure to Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer.
The Serie A giants, however, will now look to replace de Ligt with a new centre-back in the coming weeks.
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