Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has opted to join Juventus this summer, according to Sky in Italy.
Juventus have moved ahead of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in negotiations for the 19-year-old, but are still to agree personal terms with De Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola.
De Ligt’s camp are asking for £10.7m-a-year, plus bonuses – a deal which would make the Netherlands international the second-highest-paid player at Juventus, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo.
It is understood the transfer will cost the Italian side in the region of £62m
De Ligt is one of Europe’s most sought-after players after captaining Ajax to the Dutch league and cup double as well as the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
The teenager said he would make a decision on his future after the Nations League, with Manchester United, Barcelona and PSG also reportedly interested.
However, according to Sky in Italy, the centre-back has made the decision to join Serie A champions Juventus.
De Ligt looks set to become Maurizio Sarri’s first signing as Juventus manager after he left Chelsea to return to his native Italy.
Teenager Coco Gauff has become the youngest player to win a WTA title in 15 years with victory in the Linz Open.
“It has been an amazing week, I hope to come back here again. I will remember this moment for the rest of my life,” said Atlanta-born Gauff.
The youngster, who rose to fame at Wimbledon this year when she beat five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round, emulates Nicole Vadisova, who was 15 when she won her maiden WTA title in Tashkent in 2004.
Gauff held off two break points in her opening service game before breaking Ostapenko in the next to take control of the opening set.
However, 22-year-old Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, hit back in the second set, breaking Gauff three times before levelling the match with an ace.
The teenager rallied in the decider though, breaking twice to lead 5-0. However, Ostapenko saved two match points and then broke Gauff to love to trail 5-2.
Her father and coach, Corey Gauff, then came onto court to give his daughter some encouragement. He said: “Just relax, you’re not going to sprint to the finish line, you’re going to walk to the finish line.
“Trust your shots. Calm down, take your mind to another place, to a practice match. Just play, don’t think about negatives just think about positives. Yesterday if you know you had 5-2 you’d take that, you’re in control.”
She immediately broke back, winning the match and title when Ostapenko sent a forehand long.
“Thank you so much to my family and team for their support, you are always with me every step of the way,” she said.