Could Matthijs de Ligt be on his way to Italy?
The transfer window may now be closed until the summer, but that doesn’t mean the rumour mill has stopped turning.
So we asked our friends at Football Whispers to scour the European media to bring you the latest news and gossip from the continent.
Juventus are the frontrunners in the race to sign Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. The 19-year-old has become Europe’s most sought-after player after de Jong was snapped up by Barcelona. And, while Barca, Manchester City and Liverpool are all interested in the Dutch international, agent Mino Raiola’s excellent relationship with the Italian champions gives them an edge over their rivals. (Calciomercato)