Antony is LEFT OUT of Ajax’s squad to face Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie amid speculation over his future… as Manchester United ‘consider launching a fresh bid for the Brazilian winger’ after seeing a £67m offer rejected
- Ajax winger Antony has been left out of their matchday squad this weekend
- The Brazilian has emerged as a top transfer priority for Manchester United
- New United boss Erik ten Hag is hoping to be re-united with his former winger
- Wideman Antony missed training with Ajax as he hopes to push through a move
Ajax star Antony has been left out of the Dutch side’s matchday squad to face Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday amid Manchester United’s transfer interest.
United saw their £67million bid for the 22-year-old winger rejected on Friday, with new boss Erik ten Hag keen to re-sign the player that he brought to Ajax in 2020.
But having been left out of Alfred Schreuder’s matchday squad this weekend, the Red Devils are considering make a fresh bid for the Brazilian.
Ajax star Antony has been left out of the Dutch side’s matchday squad for this weekend
According to The Athletic, the Red Devils are considering putting together a fresh bid for the 22-year-old after seeing their previous approach rejected.
The news comes just days after Antony trained separately from his Ajax team-mates, which happened to be the same day United submitted their initial bid for the winger.
The Dutch champions are holding out for their valuation of €100million (£84.8m) for the former Sao Paulo wideman, which may drive United towards a different target.
Erik ten Hag’s side have been exploring a potential deal with Chelsea for American winger Christian Pulisic – but, similarly to a lot of their deals this summer, have run into complications.
Erik ten Hag (left) is hoping to bring his former winger with him to Old Trafford this summer
United contacted Chelsea last Wednesday regarding a loan for the USA international and have left those talks on hold while they finalise the £70m signing of Casemiro.
Chelsea were reluctant to allow Pulisic out on a temporary basis preferring to sell, yet they had relented slightly, showing a willingness to discuss a potential loan if the 23-year old extended his contract first, therefore protecting their asset.
His preference, if he were to leave, would be to join a club that is playing in the Champions League but he is also happy to stay and fight for his place under Thomas Tuchel.
Manchester United are set to lose out on Chelsea star Christian Pulisic this transfer window
United are hoping to finalise their deal for Real Madrid’s Casemiro, after confirming that an agreement had been reached for his transfer.
The midfielder will bring to an end nine-and-a-half seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu having joined on loan from Sao Paulo in 2013 before being assigned to Madrid’s B-team in the Segunda División.
Since then he’s won five Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, three LaLiga titles, one Copa del Rey and three Spanish Super Cups during his 336 appearances for the club.
Man United confirmed they have an agreement in place to sign Real Madrid’s Casemiro