Arsenal will face yet more competition in the race to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax this summer as Barcelona express an interest in a double deal.

Reports in Spain from Mundo Deportivo claim that the Catalan giants are interested in a swoop for both de Ligt and his Ajax team-mate Frenkie de Jong.

De Ligt is already being touted as a target for some of Europe’s biggest clubs following another impressive season in the Eredivisie.

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Arsenal, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are all said to be interested and have had scouts watching the player recently.

The La Liga leaders are looking to drastically reduce the age in their squad ahead of the new season.

The report claims that both players are aware of interest from Barcelona and will now weigh up whether or not the move has come at the right time for them in their respective careers.

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