September 30, 2022

Update: July 9, 9:45 AM EST – Juve are still awaiting Bayern’s offer

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Juventus are still waiting for an offer from Bayern Munich for centre-back Matthijs de Ligt:

Everything seems to be settled between Bayern Munich and De Ligt, but the rest of the puzzle will be the round or rounds of negotiations that will take place between the two clubs.

Update: July 8, 3:10 PM EST — De Ligt is about to get paid

According to a report by Sky journalists Florian Plettenberg and Marc Behrenbeck (as captured by @iMiaSanMia in the tweet below), Bayern Munich will pay Matthijs de Ligt a salary between 17 and 19 million euros:

Moreover, Juventus are said to be interested in Benjamin Pavard but the Frenchman doesn’t seem willing to move to Italy at this stage. Rumors that Serge Gnabry could be a swap option also seem unfounded.

From now on, it looks like a cash deal.

Update: July 8, 2:20 PM EST — The range of fees here is insane

Twitter account @iMiaSanMia captured a report from Sky indicating the respective ranges involved in the Matthijs de Ligt contest.

Juventus want €80-120m for the defender while Chelsea are ready to spend €70-90m. For their part, Bayern Munich are ready to pay between 55 and 80 million euros, but the two parties could agree on a deal for De Ligt up to 70 million euros as the central defender wants a transfer in Germany :

Update: July 8, 12:20 PM EST — Personal terms are complete… now about those transfer fees

According to Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich and Matthijs de Ligt have agreed on a contract which will last for the entire 2026/27 season. Moreover, Bayern Munich are preparing to submit a formal offer to Juventus in hopes of securing a deal. Stay tuned:

Update: July 8, 9:30 a.m. EST — Bayern or Bust?

Sport Bild’s Christian Falk has returned with a bit more information, which indicates that Matthijs de Ligt and his agent plan to inform Juventus that they only want to negotiate with Bayern Munich…at least for the time being. instant:

If things go wrong with Bayern Munich, Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt might have more than Chelsea FC to consider as a backup plan.

According to Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk, Manchester United could be in the running, but are still no better than second in the race behind Bayern Munich:

What makes this particularly interesting is that Manchester United were the Dope skeptical club who once spurned a chance to inking De Ligt because they thought his father was too heavy – and they feared the young Matthijs could potentially carry too much weight.

(Editor’s note: What an absurd premise!)

With the Dutchman proving to the world that he can stay fit during his tenure at Juventus, those idiot the doubts that once existed have probably been swept away.

Anyway with Manchester United, Bayern Munich are still the favorites to sign De Ligt if they can establish a transfer fee with Juventus.