French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are increasingly confident that they will sign highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt ahead of other interested clubs like Barcelona, Manchester City and Liverpool.
This is according to the publication from the stables of the Daily Mail which claimed that the confidence of the French giants have grown in the last 24 hours after talks were held with the player and his agent.
Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona were the favourites to sign Dutch international De Ligt but it seems like the five-time European champions are now second favourites behind PSG who are ready to offer more money than the Catalan giants.
The Premier League trio of Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool are also in the running for the 19-year-old.
The lack of Champions League football is a big problem for Manchester United who are ready to offer a transfer fee of £75m in addition to weekly wages of £350,000.
Matthijs De Ligt had a great season for Ajax Amsterdam after scoring seven goals and also providing four assists in 55 games as he led his boyhood club to the domestic double for the first time in over a decade as well as the Champions League semifinals.