​Ajax starlet Matthijs de Ligt is set for a move away this summer, although a proposed transfer to Barcelona has been held up due to the extortionate commission demands of 'super agent' Mino Raiola. 


De Ligt, 19, has led Ajax to a league and cup double this season, as well as being seconds away from reaching the Champions League final, before eventually losing out to Tottenham in the semi-finals. 

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The centre-back has been courted by pretty much every major side in Europe at some point this season, although while ​Barcelona appeared to be front-runners for his signature, negotiations have reached a stumbling block.


According to ​Mundo Deportivo, that stumbling block comes in the shape of Raiola, who is demanding between €8m-€10m in commission for the deal to go through. It's a fee that Barca aren't willing to pay currently, which is why progress regarding the completion of the deal has stalled. 

Hesitancy in a move to the Camp Nou could open the door for a host of other sides across the continent, with ​one of those being Manchester United as De Ligt is "open to the move" according to the report from The Telegraph.


That is in contrast to the ​Daily Record however, who report that due to United's current predicament of being without Champions League football next season and owning a squad that appears a long way from competing for major honours, means they're out the running for De Ligt.

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Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich are just some of the other clubs linked with De Ligt, although with Barca already signing Frenkie De Jong, a move to the Catalan side for the teenage Dutch centre-back does seem the likeliest outcome.