As Matthijs de Ligt seems closer on joining Barcelona in the summer, website Calcio Mercato brings a few details on the race today.

The Italian site claims that the Ajax defender has indeed chosen to sign for the Catalan side, frustrating several clubs who were following him.

This clubs are claimed to be Juventus, Liverpool and Bayern Munich, all having their offers rejected by the Dutch international.

Officials at the Camp Nou are now confident De Ligt is joining them, with the 19-year-old not being afraid of the big competition he will have for a place in the team.

This totally echoes what has been said continually in the Catalan media.

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Calcio Mercato claims that the deal is still not done, but talks between Barcelona, Mino Raiola and Ajax are going well, with the Catalan side planning to close a deal in the next month, so they can ‘avoid surprises’ when it gets closer to the transfer window.