But United try to persuade De Jong that reuniting with Erik ten Hag, who he previously played under at Ajax, is in his best interests.
They’ve agreed a fee with Barcelona yet, still, that saga rumbles on and on.
United are also aiming to conduct a double raid on Ajax, too, with Lisandro Martinez and Antony each targets.
Martinez has also attracted interest from Arsenal, with Mikel Arteta desperate to bolster his options at centre-back.
But he would favor to play under Ten Hag again and there’s a way that an agreement might be struck within the near future.
Signing Antony won’t be easy, though, with Ajax making it clear they need a fee within the region of £70million for the Brazil international.
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