By Joe Bernstein for MailOnline
Published: 23:34 BST, 15 June 2019 | Updated: 23:34 BST, 15 June 2019
Europe's most sought-after defender Matthijs de Ligt is poised to join Paris Saint-Germain with rivals Manchester United and Barcelona failing to come close to matching the French club's offer of £17million-a-year.
De Ligt, 19, has been chased by all of Europe's leading clubs after earning rave reviews in Ajax's run to the Champions League semi-finals but PSG have blown everyone out the water with their mouth-watering salary.
The teenager also sees the French league as a logical next step up after playing in Holland with time on his side before he plays in the Premier League or La Liga.
Matthijs de Ligt is poised to join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window
Though expected, de Ligt's decision is a blow to