De Ligt, 19, is one of the most sought-after prospects in world football after guiding Ajax to a domestic double this season.

He also captained the Amsterdam club to the Champions League semi-finals, only missing out on a trip to the final in Madrid after Lucas Moura’s last-gasp goal in the second leg.

The Dutchman has become the subject of a transfer tug of war between five teams, with Barcelona, United, PSG, Liverpool and Juventus all apparently interested in him.

It was originally believed that De Ligt preferred a move to Catalonia to join up with his international team-mate Frenkie de Jong, who he has played with at Ajax for the last three years he has been in the first team.

Manchester United were apparently willing to offer him a much larger financial package than Barca were, leading to a two-way competition between the two sides.

Now, however, it seems that De Ligt is set to snub both sides in order to sign a deal with oil-rich PSG.

The centre-back had been offered the chance to become the highest-paid teenager in the world and seal a whopping £350,000-per-week contract, but instead looks set to sign a £256,000-per-week deal.

According to Di Marzio, De Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola met with PSG’s sporting director on Tuesday in Paris in order to try and iron out the final details of a deal.