Bayern Munich are yet to make an official offer for Matthijs de Ligt but negotiations with Juventus for the Dutch central-defender will commence in the next few days, according to Sport1.
De Ligt is a dream player for Bayern Munich but they face competition from Chelsea to sign the 22-year-old.
They do however hold the advantage over the Premier League side in that De Ligt has a preference to join Bayern Munich, who showed original interest in signing the Dutchman from Ajax in 2019 before his move to Juventus.
De Ligt has a reported release clause of €120m with two-years remaining on his current deal but would like to leave Juventus. It’s known that neither Bayern Munich or Chelsea would pay that fee, with the Italian side willing to negotiate for around €80m.
However, with Bayern Munich’s recent signing of Sadio Mané from Liverpool, it’s unclear as to whether the Bundesliga champions would offer more than €60m.
It all comes down to how much Bayern want De Ligt. In Thursday’s edition of Kicker, CEO Oliver Kahn said he was happy with quality in central-defence but they need to “improve when it comes to leadership, loudness and presence.”