Sun 28 August 2022 | 12:30

Sky Sports: Manchester United close to seal £85m deal for Antony

Antony was key in Erik ten Hag's title-winning campaigns in the Netherlands, and the newly-appointed Manchester United boss is reportedly keen on a reunion with the Brazilian as the Red Devils are reportedly close to agreeing on a deal near £85m for the Brazilian winger.

According to

Sky Sports

, after having rejected

Manchester United

's £75m bid for


, Ajax has received another offer from the Premier League side that is reported to be close to the £85m fee wanted by


. United is also chasing PSV Eindhoven's Cody Gakpo as the Red Devils are eager to sign both of the Eredivisie stars.

As the negotiations continue, Antony was once again left out of the Ajax squad for Sunday's game at Utrecht. There are still obstacles as Ajax boss

Alfred Schreuder

wants to keep Antony. The Dutch club also wants to bring in a replacement before allowing the Brazillian winger to leave the club.


Talking to

Fabrizio Romano

on Friday,



"Since February of this year, my agents came to Amsterdam to inform Ajax of my desire to leave the club to face a new challenge and that some interested clubs would arrive and, with them, certainly a great offer.

"During the window months, meetings concluded including a proposal from Ajax for contract renewal. I made it clear once again I want to leave the club.

"Today in a meeting with the board I expressed my interest in leaving the club, this time with a considerable offer on the table. Others have already arrived (but) Ajax always refuses with the argument it only has five days to replace (me).

"I'm not asking (for Ajax) to release me, I am asking Ajax to sell me as the highest bid received by a player who plays in the Eredivisie."

"People need to listen to me and understand that my motivation moves me towards happiness. I need this to continue performing at a high level. Ajax will always be in my heart."



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