Manchester United have offered Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt a huge wage packet in an attempt to beat Barcelona to his signature, according to reports.
Barcelona are said to be keen on landing one of the hottest properties in world football, although both United and Manchester City are also after his signature.
Reports this week suggested that the 19-year-old was heading for the Nou Camp, although a deal has not yet been agreed with his agent Mino Raiola.
That has given both United and City hope they could yet lure the teenager to England, although the former’s failure to qualify for the Champions League could play a major part in De Ligt’s final decision.
On Thursday, Sport reported that United had ‘significantly improved’ their offer for the player and now the same publication on Friday has revealed the details of the deal.
Sport claim United have offered a deal worth £12.3million-a-year which equates to £236,000-per-week as they look to jump the queue.
City, who will wave goodbye to captain Vincent Kompany this summer, could match the financial package, while Barcelona would struggle to meet that kind of offer.
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