Raiola key as Serie A duo aim to beat Man Utd, Spurs to £50m teen star

Date published: Friday 12th October 2018 12:54

during the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match between Ajax and Royal Standard de Liege at Johan Cruyff Arena on August 14, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Two Serie A giants have joined the race to sign a Manchester United and Spurs target, according to reports in Italy.

The Premier League duo have both been strongly linked with a move for the Matthijs de Ligt over the last few months, although Spurs are viewing him as a replacement for United target Toby Alderweireld.

Ajax are expected to try and cash in on the young centre-back, but according to The Sun they want £48million for the player.

That would represent a club-record fee for Spurs, who coughed up £42m for De Ligt’s former Ajax team-mate Davinson Sanchez last summer, but would not be an issue for United as Mourinho looks to revamp his side for a title challenge in 2018-19.

However, Spurs and United are not along in their pursuit of the 18-year-old, who has also previously been linked with Barcelona, Arsenal and Manchester City.

Calciomercato are now reporting that Italian duo AC Milan and Roma have joined the aforementioned clubs in the race to sign that Ajax starlet.

In addition, their report states that the two clubs have ‘opened talks’ with agent Mino Raiola over a move, with the super-agent willing to facilitate a move to either club.

 

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