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Man Utd quoted hefty fee to land Antony

Man Utd quoted hefty fee to land Antony

Man Utd quoted hefty fee to land Antony

United unlikely to move for Antony

Manchester United have been told to pay around £84m to sign Ajax winger Antony this summer, Fabrizio Romano claims.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the Brazilian in recent months, but a deal looks difficult at the moment.

They had a verbal offer of around £50m rejected last month, and Ajax are now looking for at least £84m to sanction his sale.

That represents a huge outlay for an unproven Premier League star, and Romano claims that a deal is unlikely for now.

Antony has just returned from a long-term ankle injury, and United are reluctant to pay a hefty fee for his signature.

Hence, they could delay their pursuit until next summer, and we could see United pursue a cheaper alternative for now.

Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech has recently emerged as a target for Erik ten Hag, but it is unclear the United board will back him.

Ziyech made 14 goal contributions for Chelsea last term, but he is now out-of-favour. He could be prised away for £25m.