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Manchester United prepare to make second bid for Ajax’s Antony after he makes it clear he wants move

Manchester United prepare to make a second bid for Ajax winger Antony after Brazilian makes it clear he wants the move… but Alfred Schreuder DEMANDS Dutch side reject all offers

  • Antony was left out of the matchday squad against Sparta Rotterdam today
  • The Brazilian has emerged as a top transfer priority for Manchester United
  • United are preparing to make second bid after a first offer was rejected 
  • Manager Alfred Schreuder has demanded the board reject any more offers

Manchester United are weighing up an improved offer for Ajax forward Antony after the Brazilian made it clear he wishes to join them.

The 22-year-old missed today’s 1-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam after he trained alone in the week following news of United making a £67.8million offer. 

Ajax rejected that bid and manager Alfred Schreuder has demanded the club resist any more offers.

Brazilian winger Antony was left out of the Ajax squad who beat Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday

Alfred Schreuder says he wants Antony to stay at the club and that Ajax are in a strong position

Alfred Schreuder says he wants Antony to stay at the club and that Ajax are in a strong position

‘I am assuming that the club will not sell Antony as we’re in good financial position,’ said Schreuder. ‘I told the board that I want him to stay here.’

United staff are aware of Antony’s intent to join them but Ajax are equally adamant he will not be sold.

As they wait to see if the deadlock breaks, United are prepared to step up negotiations with PSV Eindhoven for Cody Gakpo.

United are prepared to step up negotiations for Cody Gakpo if they miss out on Antony

United are prepared to step up negotiations for Cody Gakpo if they miss out on Antony

A deal for Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, however, no longer seems viable for United

A deal for Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, however, no longer seems viable for United

The 23-year-old, who also has interest from Everton, among others, would cost around £38m. 

A deal for Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic no longer seems viable with the winger ready to fight for his place.

United plan to complete the £70m signing of Casemiro from Real Madrid on Monday pending his visa. The 30-year-old underwent a medical on Saturday and will have his farewell ceremony with Madrid on Monday morning.

Ivorian central defender Eric Bailly is close to completing a loan move to French side Marseille.

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