Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has two transfer demands as Manchester United and Barcelona go head-to-head over his signature, according to reports.
The Manchester Evening News reported on Monday that United do not consider Ajax defender De Ligt a possibility this summer, despite reports claiming he could move to Old Trafford.
The Dutchman is expected to join Barcelona but has also been linked with a £12.3m-a-year contract at United.
Reports last week suggested that De Ligt was heading for the Nou Camp, although a deal has not yet been agreed with his agent Mino Raiola, giving both United and Manchester City hope they could yet lure the teenager to England.
And now Mundo Deportivo claim that De Ligt has two transfer demands and he has ‘cooled his interest’ with Barcelona after listening to Raiola’s suggestions.
De Ligt ‘wants more money’ and ‘requires guarantees to be a starter’ when deciding on his next club.
The report adds that Barca will not ‘enter into a war of figures’ after expressing their desire to make De Ligt a key player in their future plans.
If United – who won’t be able to offer him Champions League football – can meet De Ligt’s demands it could give them an edge in the battle to sign the 19-year-old.