Update: July 7th, 4:10PM EST — It...might...be...happening
According to Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg, Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt has scratched every other club off of his list and only wants a move to Bayern Munich. Per Plettenberg, the clubs are talking and proposals are expected to be exchanged in the coming days:
❗️Update de Ligt: Nothing has changed. He ONLY wants to join Bayern NOW! Talks are positive. Salihamidzic has had a good and respectful meeting with Juve‘s Cherubini. A first official offer from Bayern is being prepared and could be presented in the next few days. @SkySportDE— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 7, 2022
Update: July 7th, 2:00PM EST — Juventus sources confirm an impending bid from Bayern Munich for Matthijs de Ligt
Looks like Bild got their sources right (for a change). According to Italian journalist Romeo Agresti, Juventus are expecting an official bid for MDL in the next few hours. Zero mention of Chelsea in the tweet which is a good sign.
That transfer price does look steep, though.
This report comes from Bild, so take it with a grain of salt. However, if true, it means that Bayern Munich are serious about signing Matthijs de Ligt this summer. Per the report, the player’s agents have broken off all talks with Chelsea FC as they wait to see if Bayern and Juventus can reach an agreement.
Contrary to reports in Italy, Bild claim that Bayern Munich have yet to submit any bid for the Dutch defender. Hasan Salihamidzic flew to Turin yesterday to meet with Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini and discuss the subject of a transfer. The meeting lasted for around three hours and reportedly convinced the Juve bosses that de Ligt only wants a move to Bayern.
Finally, the report says that Juventus may be willing to settle for a fee of around 75m euros, and Bayern are still preparing an initial bid. This is contrary to reports from yesterday which claimed that Bayern had already bid €75m plus bonuses. German media had already cast doubts on the reliability of that report to begin with.
With the player already seemingly secure, Brazzo and the Bayern bosses now need to work on convincing Juventus to sell. What number will they finally agree on? We’ll have to wait and see.
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