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Barcelona Initiate Contact With Man United Target

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Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona have already made contact with highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt.

The 19-year-old has made giant strides for Ajax team since he broke into the first team.

Spanish publication Sport has claimed that Barcelona have held talks with super agent Mino Raiola over a potential move for De Ligt.

Raiola is widely regarded as one of the best agents in world football and the young Dutch defender is one of the numerous clients on his books.

Nou Camp giants Barcelona see him as their top target ahead of the mid-season transfer market.

It was also revealed by the aforementioned publication that Ajax have already slapped a €65m transfer fee on him.

Apart from Barcelona, Matthijs De Ligt has been strongly linked with other European heavyweights like Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Manchester City are seeking a long-term replacement for skipper Vincent Kompany and De Ligt could be an option for manager Pep Guardiola.

On the part of Manchester United, manager Jose Mourinho wants to boost his defensive options after their disappointing start to the new season.

The Red Devils have conceded 23 goals in just 14 games in the new Premier League campaign.

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