Matthijs de Ligt's future is on the verge of being decided

Man Utd snubbed Matthijs De Ligt last year

Man Utd snubbed Matthijs De Ligt last year

"He is clearly a player with a bright future ahead of him and is only nineteen years old".

Luke Shaw, United's newly-crowned Player of the Year, has nailed down his place at left-back but Solskjaer could look for a new right-back before next season.

But while a deal did not materialise in January, De Ligt links with the Spanish champions have not subsided in the proceeding months.

Maguire signed for the Foxes in 2017 and has made over 60 appearances for the club.

Van Dijk is his global captain and centre-back partner for Ronald Koeman's side and Liverpool are hoping to team them up again in the Premier League next season.

The Daily Mirror report reveals that De Ligt is now attracting interest from a host of top clubs in European football.

Only 19 years of age, he is already captain of the historic club, who were cruelly knocked out in the semi-finals of the competition after Lucas Moura scored in the 95th minute to send Spurs through to the final against Liverpool.

Manchester United, for whom a new central defender is a priority this summer, are said to be in the running to sign De Ligt but, apparently, they could have added the young Dutchman to their squad last season for significantly cheaper.

"You can only imagine how good he will be when he actually is 29".