Manchester United ‘really want’ to tempt Ajax into sanctioning Antony’s move to Old Trafford ahead of the new season, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
After being selected as the Red Devils’ new manager, Erik ten Hag is gearing up for his debut campaign in charge, and the Dutchman is keen for Antony to leave the defending Eredivisie champions and join him.
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MailOnline claims that ten Hag is still eager to bring Antony back to Manchester United. According to the source, the Red Devils’ management believes it will be challenging to reach an agreement with Ajax since the Dutch powerhouses have placed a £70 million price tag on the nine-cap Brazil international, which is viewed as being too high.
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It is understood that Manchester United officials travelled to Amsterdam last month as they attempted to come to an agreement with Ajax, but it appears those efforts were unsuccessful.
Manchester United are not the only Premier League team interested in Antony; Chelsea have also spoken with the 22-year-agents. old’s
What is Fabrizio Romano’s opinion of Antony?
Romano feels ten Hag is looking for new faces in the attacking third of the game since Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Manchester United to approve his transfer if a suitable offer is received before the deadline of September 1.
According to the transfer guru, Antony is one of the players at the top of the Red Devils manager’s wishlist.