With Manchester United appearing set to miss out on Darwin Nunez, we wrote earlier that the club’s top attacking target should be Antony.
Well, there appears to be some action developing on this front.
Antony’s agents looking to negotiate deal
Goal Brasil’s headline reports Antony’s agents are travelling to Europe to negotiate a deal with Manchester United.
The report claims there is mutual interest between Manchester United and Antony in a potential move this summer.
It adds: “The purpose of the trip is to accelerate, and perhaps close, the possible deal between the player and the Manchester club.”
Antony was reported to be an early priority for Erik ten Hag to sign from Ajax, The Telegraph reported earlier this year.
He has been a key player for Ajax for the last 18 months after he joined from Sao Paulo, and the Brazilian club will be entitled to part of the fee.
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The Brazilian is part of his national side expected to go to the World Cup later this year. With his agents looking to try and secure a deal, it shows the player’s intention is to move on for a new challenge.
Antony has played a part in two Ajax titles wins under Ten Hag, and the proposed fee for a transfer is 60 million Euros, just over £50 million.
United are also looking at a move for midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with Marca reporting last night an offer has been submitted which Barcelona are closely assessing.