Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has opted to join Juventus this summer, according to reports in Italy.
Juventus have moved ahead of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in negotiations for the 19-year-old, but are still to agree personal terms with De Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola.
De Ligt’s camp are asking for £10.7m-a-year, plus bonuses – a deal which would make the Netherlands international the second-highest-paid player at Juventus, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo.
It is understood the transfer will cost the Italian side in the region of £62m.
De Ligt is one of Europe’s most sought-after players after captaining Ajax to the Dutch league and cup double as well as the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.