Manchester City and Manchester United hit base for Serie A defender


Manchester United and Manchester City have made contact with Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt’s entourage but have not sent an offer to the Bianconeri.

The 22-year-old centre-back has two years left on his contract at Turin and has been heavily linked with a move from Juventus this summer.

Juventus have also been in talks with their side over a new deal, but there has been little progress on that front.

Several top European clubs are monitoring the Dutchman’s situation in Italy ahead of the summer transfer window.

And according to the Italian outlet Calciomercato.itManchester United and Manchester City have taken the first steps in the transfer saga.

The two Manchester clubs have been in contact with his entourage to assess the potential of a transfer.

These investigations have not yet led to anything concrete and Juventus have not yet received any offers for him.

Juventus are ready to sell if they receive a big offer for De Ligt and are waiting for offers.

However, any offer would have to be at least €70m to get Juventus to sit down at the negotiating table.

They will soon have talks with his representatives where De Ligt’s future is expected to be discussed.

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