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Transfer blow for Arsenal as Ajax defender delivers update on his future

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Barcelona and Juventus, has named the club he could join next.

The Dutch wonderkid has dropped a major hint about joining Serie A leaders Juventus if and when he does leave the Eredivisie outfit.

“I really like [Giorgio] Chiellini, he is very strong, one of the best ever defenders,” he told Tuttosport.

“I also appreciate [Leonardo] Bonucci, they are two of the best centre-backs in Europe. For a young man like me, they are both two models to be inspired by.

“Me at Juve? It could be, but there are also other interested clubs. We’ll see at the right time. Now, I’m focused on Ajax and my agent Mino Raiola will take care of it.”

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