Paris Saint-Germain have ruled out signing Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt amid reports, MySportDab reports.
De Ligt is currently the most sought-after player on the planet following a phenomenal season at the heart of Ajax’s defence.
The 19-year-old has courted interest from a slew of Europe’s big clubs after helping guide the Dutch champions to the Champions League semi-finals.
PSG were one of the teams reported to be interested in acquiring the defender’s services and are said to have viewed him as a long-term replacement for the ageing Thiago Silva.
The French champion’s sporting director Leonardo has confirmed the club are indeed interested in signing the Netherlands international but can’t afford him at this moment in time.
“There was a possibility.
“He is a great player but it was not a good time to make a big investment.
“We must calm down a little. We don’t have an envelopeof €200 million to spend.”
PSG may not be in the running in to sign De Ligt, but Leonardo admits the squad could do with a new centre-back, so long as they can sign one without breaking Financial Fair Play rules.
Italian champions Juventus are currently winning the race to sign De Ligt having agreed personal terms with the defender, who is also on the radar of Premier League big boysManchester United.