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Ajax ‘ready to sell’ Man United separate Erik ten Hag favourite over £60m-rated Antony

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Ajax would be ready to sell Edson Alvarez to Manchester United this summer, if the Red Devils were prepared to move for the Mexican international, reports claim.

It’s understood Erik ten Hag is a big fan of the defensive midfielder, who is also capable of playing at centre-back.

United remain keen on landing winger Antony after club officials reportedly arrived in Amsterdam to begin work on a deal.

Yet Ajax’s message is clear – they will only sell if an irresistible offer lands on the table.

As it stands, United are prepared to pay £40million for the Brazilian but Ajax value him closer to £60m.

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Still, they believe he’s worth up to €70m (£69) but there’s an understanding an offer that high is unlikely.

Yet according to De Telegraaf, Ajax are not interested in selling the 22-year-old and instead, would only be prepared to offload Alvarez in addition to Sebastien Haller.

The Athletic have already detailed United’s interest in Alvarez and it’s believed Ten Hag rates him very highly.

For that reason, he could be a possible option with Ajax willing to explore a sale at the right price.

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Alvarez could seemingly be up for grabs for around £25m, which represents a potential bargain.

United do want to bring in two central midfielders this summer but they are currently tied up in negotiations with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong.

The Netherlands international has been the subject of an opening offer from United but it was rebuffed by the Catalan giants.

Ten Hag is yet to make any progress on new signings since arriving at Old Trafford.

He has left the club to take care of business while he recharged his batteries on holiday in Ibiza with his family.

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Football director John Murtough has been handling negotiations in the background but there’s a sense United won’t go all out for other targets until De Jong is over the line.

There is quiet confidence he will become a United player by the end of the transfer window.

Ajax’s position on who they want to sell also impacts Arsenal and their pursuit of Lisandro Martinez.

Mikel Arteta has already bid £25m for the centre-back but Ajax are not ready to part company with the Argentine.

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Report: Chelsea agree personal terms with Inter Milan superstar

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Chelsea look to be closing in on the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Cesare Casadei.

The Blues are reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Inter Milan youngster ahead of what is expected to be a €15m (plus add-ons) transfer. Inter had been looking for around €20m all told.

As per Fabrizio Romano, and others, the highly promising Italy youth international, though who has yet to make his senior professional debut, has agreed a six-year deal with the Blues, choosing Chelsea over the likes of OGC Nice in France and US Sassuolo in Italy.

Presumably, Casadei will not be joining the Chelsea first-team right away, though post-Brexit work permit rules are fairly esoteric and confusing.

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Perhaps he will end up joining one of the aforementioned teams on loan to build up the necessary professional experience? Just speculating…

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While the two teams have yet to agree a transfer, this looks to be drawing to a successful conclusion for us, adding yet another teenager talent to the team as we look to build for not only this season but for many seasons in the future.

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Mikel Arteta drops Youri Tielemans hint as Arsenal can sign ‘more complete’ N’Golo Kante

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Today’s Arsenal transfer round-up on Tuesday, August 16.

Tielemans hint

Mikel Arteta’s increased use of Granit Xhaka could mean that Arsenal are close to giving up on transfer target Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners are still chasing a deal for the Leicester City midfielder but have seen their chances dwindle of doing a deal this summer and now, despite Xhaka previously saying he had come close to leaving, the club could have to do without a new addition.

Xhaka is now part of a new leadership group at the Emirates Stadium, a possible indication that he may remain at the club and throw a move for Tielemans into doubt.

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Kante replacement

With Tielemans becoming less and less attainable this season, Arsenal have reportedly turned their attention elsewhere.

According to the Express, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs including the Gunners and Manchester United. Having been previously compared with Kante, Arsenal’s desire to sign Caicedo is understandable.

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South American football expert Tim Vickery said, “A year ago he was saying that Kante of Chelsea is his role model but he is already more than that. He already offers more in the final third.”

Yeremi Pino flight explained

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has cleared the air regarding Yeremi Pino and denies that a bid has been made for him.

Romano told CaughtOffside, “Many clubs have been following Yeremi Pino for months, he is a top player of the future that at least three Premier League clubs have been monitoring for some time.

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“No proposals have been made yet to Villarreal, who would like more than €50m for their young star; it will not be an easy negotiation.

“As for the rumours about Arsenal – Edu was not travelling to Spain to meet Villarreal, also because Pino’s agents are based in the UK (Stellar Group).”

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Erik Ten Hag believes £64,000 a week player will agree to join Man United – Report

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Despite signing two defenders this summer, Manchester United’s backline has been terrible this season and yet another defender is linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Yesterday, we covered a story (via Sport) claiming that the Red Devils have submitted an offer to sign Sergino Dest, who has received a clear message to leave Barcelona.

Today, the Spanish news source have covered another report and stated that the American international has not been able to impress in the last two years, moreover, he failed to convince Xavi in pre-season. Therefore, his exit is considered essential.

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Erik ten Hag wants to get rid of Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer so that he can complete the signing of Dest, who is valued at 20 million euros.

The Catalan media outlet claim the Dutch manager believes that the 21-year-old Barca defender will agree (say Yes) to join Man United.

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Ten Hag really needs to understand that players from the Netherlands or connections with Ajax are not guaranteed to solve the conundrum at Old Trafford.

Under Van Gaal, Depay and Blind failed to shine for Man United. For Ten Hag, thus far, the likes of Eriksen, Martinez and Malacia have not settled.

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Now, he is pushing to sign another ex Ajax player in the form of Dest. The American was a hit in the Eredivisie but has proved to be average in the La Liga.

The youngster’s current contract at the Nou Camp will expire in 2025 and he earns around £64,000 a week (The Sun).

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