Fabrizio Romano says neither Manchester United or Antony have given up on a move, despite the club’s latest offer being rejected.
The Athletic reported United’s £67.6 million offer was rejected in midweek.
Ajax’s decision may not have gone down too well with Antony, who Romano says ‘really wants the move’.
He even suggests Antony is so displeased that he could attempt force a switch, by sitting out their weekend clash against Sparta Rotterdam.
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Pursuit of Antony not over
The Athletic had reported that United were not optimistic of pulling off a deal after the latest offer was rejected.
Now amid Antony’s desire to move, it appears the Red Devils may have fresh hope.
We had felt all along that this transfer could go to the wire towards the deadline, and it may require Antony to push it through by being difficult at his end.
It remains to be seen how high Manchester United are prepared to go for Antony. PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo is an alternative, who is available at half the price.
The advantage of Antony is he has worked with Erik ten Hag before at Ajax and knows his system, and he has more flair and unpredictability to his game.
United are also closing in on a deal to sign his Brazil international teammate Casemiro, strengthening the midfield.