The proposed deal that takes Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus is done, according to De Telegraaf.
According to the newspaper, De Ligt is not travelling to Austria with the Ajax squad and Juve have finally reached his asking price of €70m without bonuses.
It goes on to explain that the Old Lady came in at €50m, as per a promise from last year that he could leave this summer for that price.
However, sporting director Marc Overmars would not have known about it as it was made in the presence of agent Mino Raiola, the player’s father and consultant Barry Hulshoff.
With that in mind, the Bianconeri were forced to negotiate a higher fee for the 19-year-old.
Sky Sport Italia, meanwhile, agrees the Dutchman will not be attending Ajax’s preseason camp in Austria but stresses a deal – while getting closer – has yet to be struck.
De Ligt has developed into one of the world’s most sought-after stoppers, already breaking out at the highest level for club and country.
He won a domestic double with the Amsterdamers last season and reached the Champions League semi-finals, as well as the Nations League Final with Netherlands.