According to reports in England, Arsenal are interested in signing Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.

The 18-year-old has become one of Europe’s most sought after centre-backs since breaking into the Ajax first team last season. Barcelona have been heavily linked with the Dutch international, but they will face competition from around Europe.

According to the Mirror, Arsenal are showing serious interest in De Ligt and have sent their top scouts to watch him in action. However, with Ajax looking for around €60 million for their top talent, it is unlikely that Arsenal have the funds available to make a serious offer.

De Ligt has a contract in Amsterdam until 2021 and stated recently that he wants to remain at Ajax next season. However, noted that should Ajax miss out on European football it could stall his development.

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