Man United in talks with Matthijs De Ligt’s representatives

Bayern Munich and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt is reportedly interested in a move to the red side of Manchester, with his agent Rafaela Pimenta is in negotiations with the Red Devils, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The well-connected Italian football journalist suggests Manchester United is aware of De Ligt’s current salary, but insists the Dutchman ‘won’t create an issue’ as he aims to reunite with former Ajax Amsterdam manager Erik ten Hag.

Earlier in the week, GMS reported that the Bayern centerback is willing to reduce his salary to ensure a move to Old Trafford becomes a reality. According to Christopher Michel, the centerback is expected to make his decision after Euro 2024, where he has helped the Netherlands reach the quarterfinals.

De Ligt seems to be Man United’s top centerback target at the moment, with the Red Devils previously linked with Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite and OGC Nice’s Jean Clair-Todibo.

Ten Hag, who is reportedly pushing for De Ligt to join Man United this summer, seems keen on securing a replacement for Raphael Varane following the Frenchman’s exit on a free transfer in June.

The 24-year-old Dutch centerback is seen as a defensive partner for Lisandro Martinez, who was sidelined for most of last season but returned just in time to help Man United triumph in the FA Cup final against Premier League champions Manchester City.

“De Ligt’s agent Rafaela Pimenta is working on this deal, she is negotiating with Manchester United, and I can guarantee that the contract is not going to be a problem.

“Man United know De Ligt is on a big salary at Bayern, but also that he’s keen on the move and won’t create an issue there, so personal terms are being negotiated and are advancing,” Romano wrote.

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