"I understand Manchester United are willing to spend a lot of money on foreign players and if De Ligt chooses to go to Manchester United, it's of course a very good move for him". United had reportedly offered him a five-year deal, which his agent Mino Raiola believed would be the best offer he'd get.
Manchester United have conceded the highest number of goals from the top six sides of the Premier League.
However, it appears that De Ligt will not be joining the English giants.
He has helped them to the brink of the Eredivisie title, while also guiding them to the Champions League semi-finals.More news: Boeing 737 MAX engineers spotted a glitch in 2017
"He knows he is in a strong bargaining position because his stock has risen so fast".
If the claims about De Ligt rejecting United and his reasons for doing so are true - it is hard to believe they might not be in the current climate - it is a sad state of affairs for the 20-time English champions, who may not be able to rely on money and history any longer.
The Dutchman has been widely fancied to part ways with the Amsterdam outfit at the end of the season and United have been earmarked as one of the many sides, who are tracking his progress.
But it appears they will have to look elsewhere this summer.
Signing a new centre-back remains a priority and, as well as De Ligt, they have been linked with the likes of Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly and Bayern Munich's Niklas Sule.