Matthijs de Ligt refused to be drawn on speculation linking him with a move from Ajax to Barcelona.
Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt said “there is nothing to announce” following speculation linking him with LaLiga champions Barcelona.
De Ligt – who is certain to leave Ajax at the end of the season according to head coach Erik ten Hag – is one of the most sought-after defenders in Europe, where Barca are among the clubs reportedly interested.
Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu refused to rule out a move for the 19-year-old Netherlands international in an interview during the week.
After scoring the winning goal as Ajax shocked Juventus 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League semi-finals 3-2 on aggregate, De Ligt was tight-lipped on his future.
Asked when he would announce his transfer to Barca, De Ligt replied: “Announce? There is nothing to announce.”
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De Ligt and Ajax will face either Tottenham or Premier League holders Manchester City in the semi-finals of the competition.