After Chelsea showed interest in Matthijs de Ligt, Manchester City are now thrown into the mix as the contender for the Juventus star.

Bayern Munich are also in the picture and claims in Germany have indicated the centre-back favours a move to the Allianz Arena.

That seems to have not stopped City from planning to make an approach for the 22-year-old this summer.

Tutto Juve have an original report on the Citizens wanting the defender and how they would plan to secure his services.

It’s said Pep Guardiola wants to create a team of young players and for that, he ‘thinks’ of the Netherlands international. The English champions have already completed deals for Julián Álvarez [22] and Erling Haaland [21] in the ongoing window.

Manchester City may please their manager as the report adds they would be ‘ready to offer’ €90m to the Serie A side for the Dutchman, which feels unlikely this summer.

The Premier League winners have ‘no shortage of resources’ to sign De Ligt. They have sold Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal for €60m, and Raheem Sterling is on the verge of becoming a Chelsea player.

Meanwhile, Corriere dello Sport have explained City are in the background for De Ligt, along with Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool.

The newspaper say the option for De Ligt to arrive in England has now been put on stand by his entourage as they are determined to take him to Bayern.

There’s a chance Manchester City’s name is being used to pressure Bayern Munich into paying what Juventus want.