Italian Serie A champions Juventus are reportedly leading the chase for highly-rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt as the January transfer window approaches.
According to the publication from trusted Italian news portal Tuttosport via talksport, the Old Lady has jumped to the front of the queue for the young centre back.
Matthijs De Ligt has been in sensational form for Ajax Amsterdam in the new campaign.
The 19-year-old has starred for Ajax in both the Dutch Eredivisie and the Champions League.
His form has attracted interests from the creme de la creme of European football.
European heavyweights such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus have all been linked with a possible transfer for the Dutch international defender.
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He has also made remarkable progress on the international football scene.
De Ligt played a prominent role in the Dutch team that qualified for the semifinals of the maiden UEFA Nations League.
The Netherlands finished their group campaign as the top team in League A Group 1 ahead of world champions France and Germany.
He would be a fantastic addition to an underperforming Manchester United defence.
The Red Devils have kept just one clean sheet all season and have conceded 21 goals in just 12 games.