The London Evening Standard claimed last month that Tottenham are interested in signing De Ligt from Ajax in the summer transfer window and have already started discussions with the Dutch giants.
However, both Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham and Pep Guardiola's City will have to step up their game, with Juventus reportedly making a smart move.
According to Gianlucadimarzio.com, in the past few says, De Ligt and his agent have been in Turin, visiting the city and Juventus’s infrastructure.
The Serie A champions are clearly very keen on securing the services of the 18-year-old central defender, who could be a long-term successor to Toby Alderweireld.
With Manchester United interested in Alderweireld, as reported by The Mirror, De Ligt could prove to be a brilliant long-term replacement for the Belgium international in the long run.
It is time for Tottenham to step up their pursuit of the Dutch youngster.