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Barcelona not giving up in quest to sign De Ligt

Barcelona are considering signing Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt in next summer’s transfer window.

The 22-year-old Dutch centre back seems destined to leave the Bianconeri in the near-future, with his agent Mino Raiola recently stating that he was ready for the next step of his career.

As reported by Sport, Barcelona are seriously interested in the idea of signing De Ligt but would need to wait until next summer, as the deal would be practically impossible to pull off in next month’s transfer window due to his large salary.

The player would cost less than his €120m release clause, being told this by Raiola in recent days following a meeting in Turin. Juventus would be open to a sale as it would allow them to invest more heavily in a new striker.

Barcelona are now coming up with a plan to try and pull off the deal, with the departure of Philippe Coutinho seeming like the most probable way of facilitating the transfer.

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