Liverpool are putting the final touches on signing PEC Zwolle's highly rated teenage defender Sepp van den Berg, sources have told ESPN FC.
PSV Eindhoven had been given permission to negotiate a deal for the 17-year-old, who has also been heavily monitored by Bayern Munich and Ajax, but the centre-back has opted for Anfield as his next destination.
Bayern Munich have withdrawn from the race to sign Matthijs de Ligt, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.
The German champions had been encouraged to pursue the 19-year-old Ajax captain after initial positive talks but recently informed the centre-back in a telephone conversation that more pressing priorities in the transfer market ruled out a bid for him.
Manchester United and Barcelona transfer target Matthijs de Ligt has said he will make a decision on his future after Netherlands' upcoming UEFA Nations League campaign, but added he does like the Premier League.
The Ajax captain, 19, is one of the most sought-after players in this summer's transfer market after an impressive campaign where he led the Amsterdam side to the Dutch league and cup double -- as well as the semifinals of the Champions League.
Manchester United expect top summer target Matthijs de Ligt to resist their advances and complete a move to Barcelona, with Old Trafford sources having told ESPN FC they believe the Spanish champions struck an agreement with the Ajax captain two months ago.
De Ligt, 19, has emerged as one of the most-sought after players in Europe this season after playing a key role in Ajax's run to the Champions League semifinal. The defender also led the Amsterdam giants to their first Eredivisie title since...