Fee dropped – Man Utd to close signing next week for lower than £42.2million initially requested

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Manchester United are expected to close the signing of Matthijs de Ligt for a fee lower than the £42.2million initially requested by Bayern, as per reports.

Yesterday, Bild revealed that the Bavarians want a fixed amount of 50 million euros (£42.2million), from the sale of the Dutch international.

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However, as per the German news source, Man Utd only want to offer a fee of 40 million euros plus objectives to land De Ligt.

Today, we have an update coming from Italy on the former Serie A central defender.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Man Utd is ‘one step away from finishing (deal) with Bayern Munich’.

A few weeks ago, the ex Juventus and Ajax central defender said ‘yes’ to a move to Manchester United and he has maintained direct contact with former coach, Erik ten Hag.

The news source have mentioned that the operation is now sailing towards a closure and the ‘final handshake’ expected next week will be at a figure slightly lower than the £42.2million initially requested by Bayern.

De Ligt only started 16 games in the Bundesliga for the German giants in the last campaign but can expect himself to be a regular starter at Man Utd under Ten Hag.

He has not featured for the Netherlands at the Euros so far and will likely be on the bench in the semi final against England.

His move to Old Trafford should be completed next week as the European Championships final will take place next Sunday.

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