Matthijs de Ligt: Juventus reject Barcelona’s £66m offer for Netherland’s defender

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Matthijs de Ligt is a major target for Spanish giants Barcelona – The La Liga side has offered £66million for the Juventus defender.

De Ligt has reportedly settled in Turin alongside his girlfriend Anneke Molenaar Juventus fans will now heave a sigh of relief after the club reportedly turned down Barcelona’s £66million offer for sensational defender Matthijs de Ligt.

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Reports have it that the player has already settled well in Turin with his girlfriend with a hope to remain at the club for some time.

Barcelona have been eyeing the 20-year-old for a long time and narrowly missed out on the player last summer who left Dutch side Ajax to Juventus for the same £66million.

Although, he has had a tough time settling with the team and the case compounded by the lockdown, no thanks to the coronavirus crisis.

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De Ligt is reportedly living with his girlfriend Anneke Molenaar in Italy – which has seen him take to life in the country with ease.

When it comes to deciding whether to let him go, De Ligt’s happiness is viewed as crucial to Juventus. Meanwhile, Manchester United may have suffered a major set back in their chase for Paulo Dybala who has reportedly agreed to extend his stay at Juventus until 2025.

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Juve’s sporting director Fabio Paratici told Sky Sport Italia that the club intends to keep their player from joining another club anytime soon.

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