The transfer of Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus to Bayern Munich is picking up speed with sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić and technical director Marco Neppe expected to travel to Turin on Monday to negotiate with Serie A club, according to Bild.
The 22-year-old has already announced his desire to join Bayern Munich with two years remaining on his Juventus deal. The Bundesliga side had shown previous interest in signing De Ligt in 2019 before he opted to join Juve from Ajax.
De Ligt has a reported release clause of €120m but Juventus seem willing to negotiate for an initial fee of around €75m plus future bonuses. Juventus have already identified a successor to the Dutchman in Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly but first, the Italian side must sell.
Juventus would also be saving around €10m in salary whilst De Ligt could reportedly earn around €17m-€19m gross at Bayern. Sky Germany reported on Friday that Bayern’s first offer is expected to be between €50m and €60m.
Chelsea have also shown significant interest in signing De Ligt but with a preference to join Bayern, representatives of the Dutch central-defender have halted discussions with other interested parties.