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Barcelona fear Man Utd, Man City now closer to De Ligt deal

Barcelona chiefs fear they're losing the transfer battle for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt to Premier League clubs.

Barca had wanted to conclude a deal this week, ahead of De Ligt joining up with the Holland squad for the UEFA Nations League - but that will no longer happen.

Indeed, Sport reports Barca are no longer certain of completing a deal at all, despite claims of an agreement back in April.

Manchesters United and Manchester City are now making huge offers - and this has led De Ligt to ask Barca for more money.

De Ligt is currently represented by Italian super agent Mino Raiola.

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