DM Sports can confirm that Manchester United are very close to landing Barcelona target Matthijs De Ligt.
Barcelona had been considered firm favourites to win the race to sign the highly rated defender from Ajax, but Manchester United have not given up the chase and have seemingly overtaken the Catalonian outfit.
The Red Devils are ready to break the bank to land De Ligt, who they want to be central to their extensive rebuild under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the leader than the defense of Manchester United have clearly lacked.
Now, according to our Spanish sources, Manchester United are very close to signing De Ligt after agreeing a undisclosed fee with Ajax and offering the player £236,000 per week. Raiola, the players agent, is pushing for the move to the Red Devils where a variety of his clients play.
As always, the transfer window has many twists and turns. However, at this moment in time it seems Manchester United are very close to signing De Ligt.