Last week, we covered claims made in Italy that Matthijs de Ligt would accept a move to Liverpool or Manchester City.

It was also explained the defender wouldn’t favour a move to Manchester United because they refused to meet his wage demands.

A potential move to Liverpool for the centre-back in the ongoing window continues to be a topic of discussion in the Italian media.

According to Calciomercato, the Merseyside club ‘should not be overlooked’ in the chase for the player, because of his contract situation.

His deal at Juventus runs down in 2024 and has a €120m clause for this summer, rising to €140m in 2023. The Serie A side are working to tie down the Netherlands international to a new deal.

The former Ajax man wants sporting guarantees [after a fourth place finish in the last two seasons] and to get the release clause down to €80m, to renew his contract.

Meanwhile, the 22-year-old is attracting interest from several clubs, who are keeping tabs on his situation at the Turin club.

This includes Liverpool, who should not be overlooked, considering they can pair him with his compatriot, Virgil van Dijk, in the heart of the Reds’ defence.

De Ligt, for his part, is in no hurry to make a decision as he is aware the summer window is ‘fundamental’ for his career.

With Jürgen Klopp’s side among the clubs in the picture to sign him, Calciomercato state De Ligt’s future has ‘not yet reached the endgame’.