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Liverpool is in talks to sign Ajax winger Antony ahead of Manchester United

By Charles Cornwall

Liverpool is in talks to sign Ajax winger Antony ahead of Manchester United

Liverpool are in talks to sign Ajax winger Antony ahead of Manchester United, according to reports in Brazil.

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Antony Matheus dos Santos, known simply as Antony, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a winger for Ajax Amsterdam in the Eredivisie of the Netherlands.

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Ajax are demanding a £69 million fee for Antony off the back of his impressive performances under Erik Ten Hag over the last two seasons and Mancherster United are unwilling to meet the Dutch club’s valuation.

According to Yahoo Sports, Liverpool have held discussions with both Ajax and Antony’s agent over a potential deal this summer. Earlier this month, el United repored that they submitted a £51m offer for Antony as ‘nonsense’.

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The player is keen on being reunited with Ten Hag at United, but Ajax have the upper hand as they have already sold Sebastien Haller to Borussia Dortmund and Ryan Gravenberch to Bayern Munich, which has put them in a strong financial position.

The player is keen on being reunited with Ten Hag at United, but Ajax have the upper hand as they have already sold Sebastien Haller to Borussia Dortmund and Ryan Gravenberch to Bayern Munich, which has put them in a strong financial position.

United, however, have convinced Ajax to sell Lisandro Martinez and a £46m deal has now been agreed for the Argentina international. Martinez was also wanted by Arsenal but the defender made it clear that his preference is to join United.

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