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Fifth signing representatives in England to discuss Manchester United move with fresh bid on the way


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The Brazilian international is a priority target for the Red Devils before the transfer window ends on September 1st, but they have already had a proposal for him rejected by the Dutch champions.


Ajax is keen to keep hold of the 22-year-old, having already lost manager Erik ten Hag and defender Lisandro Martinez to United this summer, as well as a slew of other key players in a turbulent transfer window.


They do, however, agree that everyone has a price, and the Athletic writes that the number they seek is €100 million (£84.5 million).


The Red Devils made a proposal of €80 million (£67.6 million) for Antony last week, but Max rejected it and wants much more for one of their key players.


The player is eager to make the move and re-join his former manager at Old Trafford, with his representation now in England and working hard to finalize the deal.


Antony was kept out of Ajax’s triumph over Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday because the club is well aware of his unease over the rumors.


A deal appears to be on the cards before the end of the transfer window, although there will be some last wrangling over price, with Manchester United hoping to bring Ajax down to less than £80 million if feasible.


PSV winger Cody Gakpo remains a backup option for Ten Hag, and he would be significantly cheaper, but United want Antony, and it appears that they will get their man, albeit at a high cost.

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