Juventus could wrap up a deal for De Ligt this week

Sky Sport Italia claims Juventus could wrap up a deal for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt this week.

Distance remains between the two clubs over a transfer fee, but Sky believes Juve are in a ‘position of strength’.

That is because Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have both pulled out, while the 19-year-old only wants the Bianconeri.

Therefore, sporting director Fabio Paratici is looking to get the Dutchman signed before the Old Lady leave for their preseason tour of Asia.

He would already be their third defensive arrival this summer after Merih Demiral and Cristian Romero.