Talks with Serie A club: Salihamidžić confirms interest in Juventus star

After Sadio Mané, Bayern are planning the next transfer coup: Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt is apparently supposed to switch to the Bundesliga.

Talks with Serie A club: Salihamidžić confirms interest in Juventus star

After Sadio Mané, Bayern are planning the next transfer coup: Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt is apparently supposed to switch to the Bundesliga. There is now movement in the transfer ring for Juventus' defensive ace.

There could be movement in the transfer debate about Matthijs de Ligt, who was courted by FC Bayern Munich. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić confirmed talks with Juventus Turin about signing the defender for the first time. "We were there and talked. Now let's see," he told Sky Sport News and the "Bild" newspaper.

Salihamidžić kept a low profile on further details. In response to a question, he said he could not say how likely it was that the transfer would take place. "I would like to say that, but I can't. Now let's see what happens. It's always important to talk. Let's see what comes of it," said the sports director.

Media had previously unanimously reported that Salihamidžić had arrived in Turin to negotiate the Dutch international. According to the "Bild" newspaper, talks were pending with Juve sports director Federico Cherubini.

A spokesman for Juventus Turin had not confirmed a meeting with representatives of Bayern Munich when asked by the German Press Agency. "There is no news at the moment," he said. Salihamidžić was seen on a video after landing in Italy. "Is there any confidence for de Ligt?" he was asked in Italian. The former Juve professional replies in the local language: "Let's see."

According to media reports, Dutchman de Ligt wants to leave Juventus. In addition to Bayern Munich, Chelsea are also interested. According to corresponding Italian media reports, the German series champion recently increased his offer for the 22-year-old international to at least 70 million euros, plus bonuses. De Ligt has an exit clause in his contract, which runs until 2024: he can leave Juventus for a transfer fee of 120 million euros.

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