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Manchester United are close to signing Antony, as per multiple reports

By Harry Smith

Manchester United are close to signing Antony, as per multiple reports

News about Antony's future broke out while Ajax was facing FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie

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While Ajax is playing FC Utrecht on matchday 4 of the Eredivisie, news has broken out about Antony Matheus’ future. One of Amsterdam club’s closest sources Gerjan Hamstelaar, is the one who first announced on Twitter that Antony has been sold to Manchester United. The player, who wasn’t selected for the game, liked his tweet as the match was being played.

Now, several media outlets are confirming the news first reported by Hamstelaar. Dharmesh Sheth from Sky Sports said that the English giants are really close to reaching an agreement with Ajax in a deal of around €100 million with add-ons included. He reported that the move is expected to accelerate in the next 24-48 hours.

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To this, one of the most reliable transfer reporters out there David Ornstein from The Athletic, also jumped in and confirmed that an agreement is really close after a lot of progress was made during the latest talks between the two clubs. David Ornstein also confirmed that the fee proposed is understood to be €100m with add-ons already included.

More media outlets have also confirmed the news. Guillermo Rau from Diario AS says that Antony will arrive to Manchester United today or tomorrow; Alex Crook from talkSPORT has also said that the deal is progressing well and personal terms with the young 22-year-old winger and Manchester United should be a formality.

More updates after the final whistle

It is also expected that some members of the Ajax board like Edwin van der Sar, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, and Gerry Hamstra will speak to the press after the final game between FC Utrecht and Ajax. All three members of the board are currently sitting in the stands watching the game unfold. They are expected to walk down to the field and give an update on Antony.

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