Matthijs de Ligt: Bayern Munich sign Dutch defender for £68m from Juventus

Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt in a deal worth £68m.

The Netherlands international, who had been a Chelsea target this summer, has signed a five-year deal with the German champions.

Bayern will pay an initial £59.5m (€70m) plus a further £8.5m (€10m) in add-ons for the 22-year-old.

The former Ajax defender is Bayern’s fourth summer signing after the arrivals of Sadio Mane, Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui.

De Ligt leaves Juventus after three years at the Italian side, where he made 117 appearances and won both Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

The centre-back had two years remaining on his Juve contract having joined from Ajax in the summer of 2019 in a deal worth £67.8m, that made him the most expensive defender in Italian top-flight history.

Juve set to replace De Ligt with Bremer

Gleison Bremer is set to join Juventus from city rivals Torino

Juventus look set to replace De Ligt with Torino defender Gleison Bremer after they had a £40m (€47m) bid accepted by their city rivals for the Brazilian.

The deal will see Juve pay £34m (€40m) up front with £6m (€7m) in bonuses.

Talks are now underway between Juventus and Bremer’s representatives over a contract for the 25-year-old, who had also reportedly been a target for Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham this summer.

Bremer is now set to become only the sixth player in the last 42 years to move from Torino to Juventus.

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