Man United will have to pay Ajax at least €120m for Antony and Martinez

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Manchester United transfer news: Antony and Lisandro Martinez – Manchester United have been in talks with Ajax over potential deals for Antony and Lisandro Martinez, although the Dutch champions are seeking at least €120m for the pair. United have been linked with Eredivisie-winning sides Ten Hag for the past two seasons and face stiff competition from Arsenal, who have already made a second £34m offer to Ajax for the defender Argentinian Martinez. Follow all the football news and updates live on Insidesport.IN

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Manchester United transfer news: Man United to pay at least €120m for targets Antony and Lisandro Martinez, Ajax ready to play hardball – Check out

  • Ajax are believed to want £45m for Lisandro Martinez and value Antony at £70m
  • Manchester United have been linked with the Argentina defender and Brazil winger
  • United boss Erik ten Hag and the duo have won the title in each of the past two seasons

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The Dutch giants believe they are financially sound enough to hold firm to their £45m valuation of Martinez and the around £70m asking price for Brazil winger Antony, The Sun has claimed.

The outlet claims Ajax are set to play ‘hardball’ as they know United are ‘desperate’ for signings after returning for pre-season training under Ten Hag’s new regime on Monday .

Manchester United transfer news: Man United to pay at least €120m for targets Antony and Lisandro Martinez, Ajax ready to play hardball – Check out

Ten Hag is closing in on Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, although United had an initial offer of £60m turned down because Barca want to break even from the £65m they paid the club. Ajax for the Dutch midfielder.

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Antony has now become United’s main target in the final third, and the club have spoken to Ajax about the possibility of bringing the 22-year-old to England.

Ajax are holding up to £70million for Antony, although the player is pushing hard to move to United and reunite with the manager who brought him to Europe. United value Antony at a much lower price and hope the player’s desire will help convince Ajax to lower their demands.

Manchester United transfer news: Man United to pay at least €120m for targets Antony and Lisandro Martinez, Ajax ready to play hardball - Find out
Manchester United transfer news: Man United to pay at least €120m for targets Antony and Lisandro Martinez, Ajax ready to play hardball – Check out

United are also in the market for a new centre-half and turned to Martinez after agreeing that Jurrien Timber, another Ajax player and initial target, will not leave Amsterdam this summer.

Arsenal are also interested in Martinez and have made their own offers – the latest being around £34m – as they look to strengthen with a player capable of playing in central defence, defensive midfield and the left rear. Martinez has informed Ajax that he wants to leave the club this summer.

Manchester United transfer news: Man United to pay at least €120m for targets Antony and Lisandro Martinez, Ajax ready to play hardball – Check out

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