Chelsea also in for Manchester United target Antony – Man United News And Transfer News

Regardless of quite a few behind-the-scene modifications which bought followers excited, Manchester United’s switch dealings up to now have been gradual and laborious. Though new supervisor Erik ten Hag knowledgeable the board of the gamers he desires at his disposal, the membership have been dawdling over the switch of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, with the saga ongoing for over a month now.

On the again of a disastrous Premier League marketing campaign, it was crucial that the membership strengthened in a number of positions together with in assault. Ajax winger Antony was earmarked as the first goal with membership officers holding talks with the participant’s representatives a number of weeks in the past.

However with United but to get the De Jong deal over the road, fellow Premier League aspect Chelsea have swooped in and are attempting to hijack the deal for the Brazil worldwide.

In response to 90min, Chelsea are amongst these to have lately held talks with the winger’s entourage.

The Blues, below new possession, have handed Thomas Tuchel a sizeable price range to spend on gamers. The London membership is trying so as to add attacking reinforcements with Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Man Metropolis star Raheem Sterling additionally amongst their targets.

Antony desires new problem

Ten Hag is a big admirer of the previous Sao Paulo attacker, having signed him in February 2020 from Brazil for £13 million. And the Brazilian has shone throughout his time within the Eredivisie, profitable back-to-back league titles in addition to the Dutch Cup.

Final season, he was one of many standout performers, netting 12 occasions and aiding an extra 10 targets in 32 matches. He was so instrumental that Ten Hag had mentioned that Ajax shouldn’t have a substitute for the expert winger.

Ajax have slapped a hefty price ticket on the 22-year-old to thrust back potential suitors. They’re conscious of the elevated curiosity of their star asset and are mentioned to be asking for as a lot as round £68million.

A number of studies have said that the participant himself has requested the membership to permit him to depart as he desires a brand new problem. On the time of Ten Hag’s departure to Manchester, Antony had mentioned he is able to assist his supervisor if he will get the decision sooner or later, hinting at a future collaboration.

Additional gasoline was added to the hearth throughout the begin of Ajax’s pre-season coaching camp as Antony was absent regardless of not being concerned with the nationwide workforce.

It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not the Brazilian will try to push for a transfer to the Premier League.

Followers at United are determined to see Antony contemplating the dearth of firepower up entrance. But when United proceed to focus solely on one single deal at a time, the Blues would possibly simply leap in and steal him from proper below United’s nostril. That won’t please supporters one bit, as they’re already determined for signings.