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Deal Done Defender Matthijs de Ligt at €80m to Bayern Munich

Matthijs de Ligt will eventually leave Juventus to join German champions Bayern Munich after a deal for approximately £80million was reached.

The international player from the Netherlands is thought to have agreed to a five-year contract that will keep him with the club until the end of the 2027 season.

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The club is keen for him to join up with the rest of the team before they jet out to the US to begin their preseason tour, therefore he is now anticipated to finish his medical in Munich today.

The former Ajax center-half played three seasons at Juventus, where he captured a Serie A championship and a Coppa Italia. Many have urged De Ligt to leave Juventus even though he is still in his early 20s because of the club’s recent decline in capacity to compete in Italy and Europe.

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In order to finance the signing of De Ligt, the Bayern hierarchy was waiting for Barcelona to make the necessary offer for Robert Lewandowski. The club’s sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, made a trip to Turin to begin talks with Juventus.

Throughout this transfer window, the 22-year-old has drawn interest from all around Europe, most notably Chelsea, even though the Dutchman has long stated his desire to move to Bavaria.

The Chelsea will now switch their focus to some of Europe’s top defensive prospects. Long-term aim Jules Kounde is still a priority, while Thomas Tuchel is working to get the club a deal for Presnel Kimpembe, a former player he managed at PSG.

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