Matthjis de Ligt 'open' to joining Manchester United this summer

Man Utd eyeing Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen

Man Utd eyeing Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen

De Ligt's valuation has risen with Ajax's domestic double and their progress to the Champions League semi-final, and United may have to stump with a sum of around £60m to prise him away from the Dutch capital.

The colossal centre-back has always been expected to move on from Ajax this summer with Barcelona, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool among the clubs rumoured to be interested in him.

It is claimed that the prospect of being at the centre of Manchester United's rebuild does appeal to De Ligt.

The former Manchester United defender who earned 67 caps with the Netherlands, believes his fellow countryman would be a flawless signing for either ourselves or Ernesto Valverde's Barcelona.

Manchester United are still thought to be in with a chance of signing Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt this summer.

Obviously the Alexis Sanchez signing and contract was a huge mistake for Ed Woodward, given the small amount of time Sanchez has actually played this season, and how good he has been.

If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co can get two or three deals over the line before June 6, it will help De Ligt look at the club more favourably. "The question is whether he'll solve their problems", Stam told DAZN.

"I don't think United should just succumb to every agent's demands just because the fans are saying "pay him whatever". In those big leagues it's normal to have to deal with rotation, especially at the start you will probably start on the bench a bit more often.

"After that, you have to get used to the level and the quality of your opponents". Man United, having failed to qualify for the Champions League, may feel as if the Dutchman is beyond their grasp, but sources close to the player have suggested a move to Manchester could be on the cards. "In this case, money doesn't matter".