Man Utd have £67.5m transfer bid for striker Antony REJECTED by Ajax and will move for PSV’s Cody Gakpo instead
MANCHESTER UNITED have had a £67.5million bid for Ajax forward Antony rejected, according to reports.
The Red Devils have been linked with the 22-year-old Brazilian all summer.
And now they have officially had a formal offer for the young attacker turned down by the Eredivisie champions.
That is according to The Athletic, who report that the offer was made by Man Utd on Wednesday.
Antony has scored 18 goals in 57 appearances for Ajax since arriving from Sao Paulo two years ago.
But United chiefs are not optimistic about landing him before the September 1 deadline.
And they are now turning their attention towards PSV forward Cody Gakpo instead.
The 23-year-old winger did sign a contract extension with the Dutch side earlier this year to keep him at the club until 2026.
However, it is understood that PSV are still willing to listen to offers this summer if a suitable approach is made.
Gakpo has scored 45 times in 141 appearances for the Eredivisie outfit, while also contributing 37 assists.
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Erik ten Hag is keen to bolster his attacking options amid uncertainty surrounding the future of Cristiano Ronaldo.
And United have been linked with a host of forward players as they scramble for reinforcements before the end of the window.
Mauro Icardi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jamie Vardy and Christian Pulisic are all said to be possible targets.
Ten Hag has brought in just three signings so far this summer – Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez.
United are also closing in on a deal for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro.
But Juventus star Adrien Rabiot will not be arriving at Old Trafford after the club failed to agree a wage packet with the Frenchman.