Matthijs de Ligt's proposed move to Barcelona shows no sign of progressing, with the Dutch teenager insistent that he be given a 'leading role' at Camp Nou, as well as receiving an improved contract offer.
The 19-year-old Ajax captain's future has been the hottest topic around Europe over the past few months, with every major club around the world vying to secure his services after a fabulous season at D
The move has stalled in recent weeks, though, with Mundo Deportivo's latest update suggesting that De Ligt's desire to become an influential figure at the Catalan giants is a factor in negotiations stalling, as well as his, and more importantly his agent Mino Raiola's, wish for an improved contract offer from Barça's hierarchy.
Barça, however, are not in a position to offer De Ligt an eye-watering mega money deal, and recent
Barça remain hopeful that De Ligt will be convinced to follow Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong to Camp Nou, and it appears the two parties are now playing a strategic game of chess; with each side waiting for the other to blink first.