Earlier this week, we carried a report from, who stated that Manchester City are interested in Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt.

It’s unclear whether the defender will stay at the club or look for a move elsewhere this summer.

The Netherlands international has two years left on his contract, which includes a €120m release clause.

Juve are working to extend his deal, but the negotiations are on standby, according to Alfredo Pedullà. There are other clubs that appreciate the centre-back and this includes Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side looking at the 22-year-old is also discussed by La Repubblica, who add his agent, Rafaela Pimenta, met the Italian club on Thursday. De Ligt was one of the topics of discussion.

The Citizens are tagged as the report states ‘interest of City is taking shape’ as they are said to be looking for an ‘international level’ central defender this summer. The ex-Ajax man would fit this requirement.

La Repubblica have backed up’s claims about City’s interest in the player. Their title states he is ‘unhappy’, but there isn’t anything concrete within the report to suggest that.

Juve have a decision to make on De Ligt. His sale would help them earn money [around €70m], but at the same time, it will force them to bring in a replacement for him.