Dutch club Ajax rejected a big offer from its counterpart Manchester United, in order to obtain the services of Brazilian winger Antony before the end of the current summer transfer market.

According to newspaper sources, Manchester United made an offer of 80 million euros in order to obtain the services of the Brazilian Antony, but the offer was rejected by the Ajax administration.

The Ajax player is a strong target for the United management in order to strengthen the team’s offensive line, but the Dutch club is insisting on not giving up its services this summer.

Manchester United is trying to strengthen the team’s ranks before the end of the current summer Mercato at the end of August, after the team’s disastrous start in the Premier League by losing the first two matches against Brighton and Brentford.

In another context, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is seeking to acquire a stake in Manchester United, in light of press reports that the Glazer family is ready to sell a share of the club’s shares, with a view to full control later.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a British billionaire, has been one of the parties interested in buying Chelsea this year and has previously distanced himself from buying Manchester United.

“If the club is up for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer,” he told The Times.

“If something like this were possible, we would be interested in speaking from a long-term ownership perspective,” he added.

He concluded: “This is not about the money that has been spent or not spent, Jim is looking at what can be done now and knowing how important the club is to the city, it seems like a good time to reset.”

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