DE LIGT could be being guided towards a move to Man United

Ajax star MATTHIJS De Ligt is regarded as one of the best young talents in world football after captaining his side to the verge of the Champions League final following last night’s 1-0 semi final first leg win at Tottenham Hotspur.

United scouts have been tracking the 21-year-old defender as they desperately look to bring in a top class player to improve their cracked protection.

But the Dutch international is said to have his heart set on joining Barcelona, with the La Liga champions indicating solid enthusiasm for him all through the season.

Barca are confident they will win the race for his signature this summer with Ajax facing up to the possibility of losing a standout amongst their best players.

Yet according to reports in the Spanish media, United could yet get an opportunity to get their man as a result of the impact of Mino Raiola.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows he needs to set out on a noteworthy upgrade of his squad this mid year on the off chance that he is to recover his side trying for significant distinctions.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been left in little doubt he needs to come up with a large transfer fund to invest, and Matthijs De Ligt would be a noteworthy catch.

But the biggest problem would be persuading the player himself to censure La Liga for Old Trafford.

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