According to Marca, Barcelona are no longer in the running to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax due to the financial aspects the deal would involve.

The Spanish newspaper is reporting that Barcelona have been put off because any potential deal would end up costing the club €200 million.

That number includes the €75 million fee, a €12 million a year salary over five years, and the 20% bonuses that his agent Mino Raiola is demanding.

Barcelona also fear that offering a €19-year-old such a high wage would cause big issues for the club in the future.

Juventus are now believed to be favourites to seal a deal for the centre-back, while PSG are not out of the running.




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