Matthijs De Ligt arrives in Turin as he completes his £67.5m move to Juventus

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MATTHIJS DE LIGT has arrived in Turin as he completes his £67.5million move to Juventus.

The Dutch defender, 19, had been at the centre of a tug-of-war, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain both desperate to sign the youngster.

Matthijs De Ligt arrives in Turin as he completes his £67.5m move to Juventus4 Matthijs De Ligt looked thrilled as he touched down in TurinCredit: Getty

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Matthijs De Ligt arrives in Turin as he completes his £67.5m move to Juventus4 De Ligt gave the thumbs up as he prepared to complete his move to JuveCredit: Getty
Matthijs De Ligt arrives in Turin as he completes his £67.5m move to Juventus4 Matthijs De Ligt landed in Italy ahead of his medical at Juventus on TuesdayCredit: Getty

But De Ligt has instead opted to sign a five-year contract at Juventus, worth around £206,000-a-week.

On Monday night, Sky Sports Italia reported Ajax had given their consent to sell De Ligt.

With a £67.5m fee agreed, the Dutch hotshot has now landed in Italy with a view to completing his medical on Wednesday.

And on his arrival in Turin, De Ligt gave photographers a wave and a double thumbs-up – clearly thrilled at sealing his move away.

RONALDO GETS HIS WISH

But it's worse news for Man Utd – who certainly won't be smiling as their top target opted to head elsewhere.

Cristiano Ronaldo will now have his wish though, after he attempted to lure De Ligt to Juve after the Nations League final earlier this summer.

Meanwhile, Man Utd will be forced to look elsewhere for their centre-back reinforcements.

Leicester defender Harry Maguire is thought to now be top of their list, but the Foxes want upwards of £80m.

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And yet, SunSport understand that deal to be moving forward with the player desperate to try his luck at United.

The deal would include a £60m up-front payment, supplemented with £20m of add-ons.

Elsewhere at United, Inter Milan are set to meet the £75m valuation for Romelu Lukaku – if the deal can include bonuses.

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