Liverpool are unlikely to pursue a deal to try and sign Matthijs De Ligt from Ajax, despite previously scouting the defender.

The Mirror reports that Premier League suitors have been put off any potential deal after the defender joined up with controversial agent Mino Raiola.

The latter has been known for his high demands and his actions have angered Premier League clubs in the past.

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Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs are all believed to have scouted the player over the course of the last 12 months.

A big-money move away from Ajax looks a certainty for De Ligt, with Barcelona also known admirers of the player.

He could now follow in the footsteps of Frenkie De Jong, who has already agreed to a summer move to the Nou Camp.

Big things are expected of the defender after he was named the European Golden Boy back in 2018.

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