We've seen a few transfer sagas over the course of the summer but one that refuses to go away is that of Matthijs de Ligt, perhaps until now.
The Ajax captain is one of the hottest properties in European football after an immense season for both club & country. This has led to a host of elite sides slogging it out for his signature with the likes of PSG, Liverpool, Barcelona and Manchester United all reportedly interested in him.
The Eredivise side aren't standing in the way of their skipper leaving the Johan Cruyff Arena and it appears that his next move may be secured, with Serie A giants Juventus in the driving seat.
The Old Lady have come in pretty late for the Dutchman with him looking nailed on for a move to Barcelona for the majority of the window, but the Turin club have the funds to get this blockbuster deal over the line and what a transfer it could be.
Ajax are set to receive transfer fee in the region of £70m for his services, whilst the player himself has been offered a five-year contract worth a jaw-dropping £21.6m a year according to The Guardian. Incredible numbers for a 19 year-old.
Juventus have worked hard to put a deal together and it hasn't been easy, with de Ligt represented by the controversial Mino Raiola who the Serie A club know well from the Paul Pogba saga that saw him move to Manchester United in 2016.
Rumours of de Ligt signing for Juventus first came about when the Netherlands were beaten by Portugal in the UEFA Nations League final. Where at the full-time whistle, Cristiano Ronaldo spoke to him in a bid to get him to join the club, a tactic that appears to have worked.
But it's not just de Ligt who they're focusing on, Juventus are expected to be busy in the transfer window with Paris-Saint Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot to arrive on a free transfer, along with a shock return for the legendary Gianluigi Buffon which will go down an absolute treat with the fans.