Serie A champions Juventus are not trying to hide their affection towards Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.
The 19-year-old Dutch centre-back has been widely praised as one of the most talented defenders in European football and has been tipped to succeed at the highest possible level in near future.
Barcelona were heavily linked with a move for him in the past but the recent reports are claiming that Juventus are willing to beat the Catalans to De Ligt’s signature.
The Italian media claims Bianconeri have already scheduled a meeting with De Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola to discuss a potential move for the Dutchman.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is expected to meet Raiola over the coming days.