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Ajax want £84m for Antony, Liverpool bid for De Jong



Antony played under Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag at Ajax

Ajax are holding out for £84m for 22-year-old Brazil winger Antony, who is determined to push through a move to Manchester United. His representatives are staying in England to help get the deal done. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Antony handed in a transfer request on Wednesday in order to make his desire to leave official. (Mirror)

Newcastle United have made a club record £60m bid to sign Real Sociedad’s 22-year-old Sweden striker Alexander Isak. (Mail)

The Magpies could eventually pay in excess of £60m for Isak. (Mirror) 


Chelsea may move for Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire, 29, if they are unable to sign French centre-back Wesley Fofana, 21, from Leicester. (Evening Standard)

Liverpool have made an offer to Barcelona for 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong. (Futbol Total, via Forbes)

West Ham have had a 50m euro (£42.2m) bid for 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta rejected by Lyon(L’Equipe, via Metro)

Barcelona have agreed a deal with Manchester United for Dutch midfielder, Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong is subject of interest in the Premier League

Arsenal are not expected to move for Paqueta despite reports they were interested. (Express)

West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Arsenal and England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, in the closing weeks of the transfer window. (Mail)

Southampton and Bournemouth are also discussing a possible deal for Maitland-Niles, with Arsenal potentially open to a loan move with an option to buy. (TalkSport)


Manchester United have held talks with Newcastle United over the signing of Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 33. (Mail)

The clubs are yet to reach an agreement but Manchester United have submitted a loan offer for Dubravka. (Athletic – subscription required)

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has ruled out the possibility of Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28, leaving the club this summer. (SER Catalunya, via 90min)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says it is “true that Bernardo Silva really likes FC Barcelona”. (Goal)


Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is attracting interest from Sampdoria but the 26-year-old England international would prefer to stay in the Premier League. (Evening Standard)

Ajax’s 20-year-old Dutch striker Brian Brobbey says he rejected the chance to join Manchester United after his former boss Erik ten Hag sent him a message. (Voetbal International, via Star)

Aston Villa have lowered their asking price for defender Frederic Guilbert as they look to sell the 27-year-old Frenchman. (L’Equipe, via BirminghamLive)

Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 29, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Villarreal. (Sun)


Chelsea’s 21-year-old England midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to join Bayer Leverkusen on loan. (Guardian)

RB Leipzig are interested in signing Chelsea’s English defender Trevoh Chalobah on loan, with Aston Villa, Inter Milan, Roma and Tottenham also keen on the 23-year-old. (Mail)

Everton are in discussions with Manchester United over a move for 21-year-old English midfielder James Garner. (Athletic – subscription required) 

Everton have launched a formal move for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz and are understood to be prepared to pay £12m for the 23-year-old Chile international. (Times – subscription required)

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