Over the past few weeks, we’ve carried several reports talking about Manchester City’s interest in Frenkie de Jong of Ajax.

On November 21st, Sport reported the Premier League winners’ sporting director, Txiki Begiristain, has met the player and the Dutch side ‘several times’.

Thursday’s edition of the same newspaper has a story about the midfielder, and they now claim that Paris Saint-Germain have joined Pep Guardiola’s side, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus to register their interest in him.

It’s claimed that City and the Old Lady have ‘strong strategies’ to seduce the player, but it is still not clear which club will be successful in acquiring his signature.

Real Madrid have identified the Eredivisie star as a successor to Luka Modric, but the Spanish capital club are of the belief that Ernesto Valverde’s side and the Etihad outfit are leading the transfer race for De Jong. 

For this reason, Real Madrid are aware the only way to beat competition is to make an offer that is irresistible for Ajax and the 21-year-old.