Liverpool target de Ligt rejects Manchester United move

Ajax captain De Ligt rejects Man Utd with brutal response

Barca are said to have struck a deal with De Ligt's representative in March over terms for the Holland centre-back to move to the Nou Camp in the summer.

De Ligt, who has drawn interest from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in recent weeks, rejected the possibility of joining the Red Devils at the end of the season, the Daily Star reports.

The Star further claims that United were even willing to offer the Dutch global a five-year contract worth £250,000-per-week, or £65m over the course of the whole deal. United had reportedly offered him a five-year deal, which his agent Mino Raiola believed would be the best offer he'd get.

250,000 pounds per week was the offer placed on De Ligt's table who is not prioritising money over proper development now.

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The Spanish champions have already snapped up his Ajax team-mate Frenkie de Jong, who will be moving to Barcelona over the summer. "He can sign for any side he wants but he doesn't have any interest in signing for Manchester United".

"But I saw the Barcelona game yesterday [a 4-0 defeat by Liverpool in the Champions League] and they need something at the back desperately because there are one or two players a little bit over the hill".

The Spanish champions have lodged a bid of £70m, and De Ligt is understood to be keen on the move.

But it appears they will have to look elsewhere this summer. They are not the attractive proposition they once were. Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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