Matthijs de Ligt spoke to Juventus Coach Maurizio Sarri on the phone, claim Sky Sport Italia, reiterating a deal with Ajax is imminent.
It’s widely believed De Ligt has agreed personal terms with Juve, something he was unable to do with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.
With that in mind, the Bianconeri are trying to bring the €75m asking price down, confident they have the player’s word.
As part of that strategy, Sky Sport Italia report this evening that Sarri has spoken to De Ligt by phone, discussing their ideas of football and where the Dutchman will fit into the new Juve set-up.
Even though the initial purposeful lowball offer of €55m plus bonuses was rejected, Juve are lining up a new proposal next week.