- Manchester United have stepped their efforts to sign Ajax winger Antony this summer
- Erik ten Hag is keen to add the Brazilian within his ranks as he looks to build a formidable team that can challenge for titles
- United representatives are said to be in Amsterdam in an attempt to get the transfer of the Brazilian over the line
- Anthony enjoys a strong relationship with Ten Hag, with the winger establishing himself as a key part of the Dutchman during their time together at Ajax
Manchester United are finally inching closer to sealing their first deal of the summer transfer window.
United chiefs are understood to have flown to Amsterdam in a bid to get a deal for Ajax ace Antony over the line.
According to Metro UK, Erik ten Hag has made Anthony one of his top attacking targets for the summer window as he looks to build a new team that can challenge for titles.
The Red Devils boss is understood to have prioritised the signing of a new forward after the departure of Edinson Cavani who left the club at the end of last season.
Man United step up the pursuit of Antony
The publication claims that the club's representatives have already travelled to Amsterdam in an attempt to complete a £40m move for the winger.
Should the transfer materialise, the 22-year-old will become United's first summer signing of the window.
The Brazilian is said to enjoy a strong relationship with Ten Hag who signed him from Sao Paulo in 2020.
Last season, the youngster was impressive for Ajax as he scored 12 goals and registered 10 assists in 33 games to help the Dutch giants win the Eredivisie title.
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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Man United CEO Richard Arnold has disclosed that the club is doing everything possible to get a few deals done.
Arnold also divulged into the transfer saga of Frenkie de Jong, revealing that it is only finer details of the transfer that are yet to be completed.
The Red Devils are yet to make any signing so far this summer, with De Jong widely linked with a reunion with Ten Hag at Old Trafford.