Talks continuing with Dutch side over structure of deal
United set to make 22-year-old fifth signing of summer
Manchester United are closing in on a move to sign Antony after agreeing to pay Ajax around €100m (£84m) for the Brazil forward, with negotiations over the terms of the transfer progressing smoothly.
Last week the Dutch club rejected an offer of €90m – United’s third bid for the 22-year-old – but it is understood that talks have been ongoing in recent days and Erik ten Hag’s side are increasingly confident of securing him on a long-term contract believed to last until 2027 with an option for a further year. Negotiations are understood to be continuing over the structure of the deal, with Antony now expected to become Ten Hag’s fifth summer signing before the window closes at 11pm BST on Thursday in what would be United’s second-most expensive transfer in the club’s history behind Paul Pogba.