Towards the end of last month, we covered claims made in Italy that Chelsea are ready to battle Bayern Munich for Matthijs de Ligt. Barcelona are also in the picture to acquire the services of the Juventus star.

According to La Repubblica, the La Liga side and the Bavarian club, along with the Blues, are ‘on the trail’ of the defender for the next summer.

Focusing on the Catalan club, the report says the 22-year-old is a ‘dream’ target for Barca manager Xavi Hernández. The centre-back is represented by Mino Raiola and the super-agent has close ties with Joan Laporta, the president of the Camp Nou side.

It’s claimed the Netherlands international is ‘positioned to leave’ the Serie A side after this season and his agent has ‘set the price’ of €65m. With the asking price set, Barcelona will have to make the resources available, if they are to acquire the Dutchman’s services.

Along with Xavi’s side. Bayern and the Champions League winners ‘remain at the window’ for the Juve defender, with La Repubblica stressing that Chelsea are ‘willing to go crazy’ for De Ligt.