PSG sporting director Leonardo has confirmed that the club will not be signing Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax this summer.

PSG were favourites to sign the 19-year-old for a while before Juventus overtook them in the race. The Italian side have agreed a five-year deal with the defender, but are still haggling over a fee with Ajax.

The struggle for Juventus to seal the deal may have opened up a window for other clubs. However, Leonardo has shut down any chance of De Ligt joining PSG.

He told Le Parisien, “De Ligt will not come to PSG.

“There was a possibility. He is a great player but it was not a good time to make a big investment.

“We must calm down a little. We don’t have an envelope of €200 million to spend.”




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