De Ligt 'wants to join' Bayern - Kahn confirms as move edges closer

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Oliver Kahn has confirmed Matthijs de Ligt "wants to join" Bayern Munich as the Netherlands international edges closer to securing a move to the Bavarian giants.

Talks between Juventus and Bayern have taken place this week, and it appears increasingly likely the 22-year-old will join the Bundesliga champions before the new season begins.

De Ligt has two years remaining on his contract with the Bianconeri, which features a release clause of €120million.

Juve are demanding at least €90m for the defender, but are reportedly happy to settle for Bayern's proposed bid of €60m including bonuses.

"We had talks and the player wants to come to FC Bayern," CEO Kahn told Blickpunkt Sport on the same day the club confirmed they had reached an agreement in principle for the sale of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, as well as announcing that Serge Gnabry had penned a new deal at the Allianz Arena.

"We'll have more discussions and then see how it goes."

De Ligt played 2,675 minutes as Juventus finished fourth in Serie A last season - more than any of his outfield team-mates.

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