Anthony left the Ajax squad while Manchester United were considering a new attempt

Anthony was left out of Ajax’s squad on Sunday to face Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie on Sunday, with Manchester United considering a new bid for the 22-year-old.

It is understood that the Ajax board of directors is discussing a possible fee for Anthony but the expectation is that they will demand €100m (£84.8m) for the Brazilian winger.

the athlete It was reported on Thursday that United had revived their interest in Anthony but saw an €80m (£67.6m) bid rejected on Wednesday.

United are also considering a move to Cody Gakbo from PSV Eindhoven as an alternative to Anthony’s deal.

However, PSV Eindhoven are believed to be waiting to wrap up their Champions League playoff with Rangers on Wednesday before making any decisions about their future. Last week’s first leg ended 2-2 at Ibrox, and the winner of the tie qualified for the group stage this season.

It was reported earlier this year that while Gakpo, 23, has agreed to extend his current deal by a year to 2026, an understanding has been reached to ensure that should the right offers arrive this summer, PSV will cooperate.


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Meanwhile, Anthony has scored two goals and assisted two goals in Ajax’s three matches so far this season. He has scored 18 goals in 57 matches since joining from Sao Paulo in 2020.

United this summer signed Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Terrell Malacia, agreeing a deal to sign Real Madrid’s Casemiro in a deal worth up to £70m.

Erik ten Hag’s side lost their opening game at home to Brighton & Hove Albion and were humbled 4-0 at Brentford last Sunday.

However, Casemiro will not arrive in time for United’s home game against Liverpool on Monday. The process of obtaining a Brazilian midfielder visa takes time to complete.


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