Barcelona president Laporta plans swap offer for Juventus defender De Ligt

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta is pushing to bring Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt to Spain this summer.

The Holland defender joined the Serie A giants instead of long-term admirers Barcelona in a £67.8million deal from Ajax in 2019.

Le 10 Sport says the Catalan giants will renew their interest in a bid to unite the 21-year-old with his international team-mate Frenkie de Jong at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona could look to offer France forwards Antoine Griezmann or Ousmane Dembele in a direct swap deal, thought Italian reports claim Juventus are not keen on an exchange.

De Ligt made 36 appearances across all competitions for Juventus last season as the Turin-based club endured an underwhelming season, surrendering their nine-year hold on the Scudetto to Inter Milan.

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