The 19-year-old is valued at around £65million.
Barcelona were front runners to prize him to the Nou Camp with manchester United failing to qualify for the Champions League.
But there is a little glimmer of hope for manchester united with De Ligt as we understand has said to friends he is keen to become the face of United's overhaul.
According to british media house Telegraph, de ligt wants to become the main man of the club's rebuilding promised him by ole gunner solskjaer and knows he will easily get a spot in the first team.
De Ligt is likely to represent Holland at the Nations League before moving across Europe.