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Antony police investigations threaten Man Utd hopes to sell £85m flop (Details)

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Antony police investigations threaten Man Utd hopes to sell £85m flop (Details)

The ongoing police investigations surrounding Manchester United winger Antony could complicate any potential moves the club might make to sell the Brazil international this summer.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Sao Paulo Civil Police are still investigating assault allegations against Antony made by his former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin, allegations that Antony vehemently denies.

While Antony is a player United are open to selling this summer, the club is not actively looking to push the £85.5 million winger out at this stage. However, this stance could change depending on the future of manager Erik ten Hag, who pushed for Antony’s arrival from Ajax in September 2022, only for the player to fall short of expectations at Old Trafford.

Even if United decide to cut their losses on Antony, sources indicate that the assault allegations present a major obstacle to a potential sale this summer, unless the case is dropped or the player is cleared before then.

Antony and his representatives maintain his innocence and believe he will be vindicated. Cavallin has alleged she was assaulted by Antony on several occasions in Brazil and the UK between June 2022 and May last year.

If United were to sell Antony, they would likely have to accept a significant loss on the £85.5 million fee they paid Ajax, making him the second most expensive signing in the club’s history at the time.

The Brazilian has struggled for form, managing just one goal and one assist since May, both in an FA Cup tie against League Two Newport County. Ten Hag has acknowledged the impact of the allegations on Antony’s form but has called on him to “step up” and deliver.

The future of another forward, Mason Greenwood, is also likely to impact the squad’s reshaping.

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Here we go! Romano: Zirkzee to Manchester United

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Here we go! Romano: Zirkzee to Manchester United, signs until June 2029

Manchester United have successfully signed Joshua Zirkzee, with the Dutch forward committing to the club until June 2029. The deal includes an option for an additional season.

Instead of triggering the release clause, United will pay slightly above €40 million, spread out over three years, providing more favorable payment terms.

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Manchester United near £26 Million transfer windfall after reaching agreement

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Manchester United have accepted a £26.7 million bid from Marseille for Mason Greenwood, contingent on the forward agreeing to personal terms with the Ligue 1 club.

The deal includes an initial fee of £23.3 million, with an additional £3.4 million in potential add-ons.

Furthermore, a substantial sell-on clause, estimated at 40% to 50%, has been included. Greenwood has been granted permission to speak with Marseille and undergo a medical.

Previously, several Italian clubs, including Juventus, Napoli, and Lazio, showed interest in Greenwood.

However, Marseille has emerged as the frontrunner for his signature.

Greenwood, who hasn’t played for United since January 2022, recently returned to Carrington for talks with the club’s new football leadership team, including sporting director Dan Ashworth and technical director Jason Wilcox.

It was made clear during these discussions that a permanent exit this summer was the priority.

However, the potential signing of Greenwood has sparked protests among Marseille supporters. A statement on OM Forum read:

“At a time when negotiations for the arrival of Mason Greenwood are announced as becoming increasingly heated, it seems necessary to explain, once again and before the damage becomes irreversible, why this transfer seems inconceivable in view of the values displayed by the club and why it would mean for many of us a red line that would irreparably damage the passion that we have for this club.”

Greenwood was arrested in January 2022 on charges of attempted rape, controlling and coercive behavior, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

These charges were dropped in February 2023 after key witnesses withdrew their cooperation. United conducted an internal review and concluded that they believed Greenwood had not committed the offenses.

However, attempts to reintegrate him into the squad last August were abandoned following a fan backlash, leading to the decision that his career at Old Trafford was over.

After spending last season on loan at Getafe, where he scored 10 goals in 36 games, Greenwood attracted the attention of several European clubs. He leaves United with a record of 35 goals in 129 appearances.

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Man Utd agree personal terms with Matthijs de Ligt as final barrier remains

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Man Utd agree personal terms with Matthijs de Ligt as final barrier remains

Manchester United have reached an agreement on personal terms with their top transfer target, Matthijs de Ligt, as negotiations with Bayern Munich for the center-back progress.

Bayern Munich has set a £42 million price tag for the 24-year-old Dutch international, and United is confident that a deal will be finalized.

De Ligt, who has yet to play for the Netherlands at Euro 2024, is eager to reunite with his former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.

Sources at Mirror Football confirm that Ten Hag and De Ligt have held direct discussions, with the United manager working hard to persuade the defender.

Ten Hag outlined his vision for the club, which remains positive despite a challenging season that ended with an FA Cup victory.

Last week, key figures at Old Trafford, including part-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, activated a one-year extension clause in Ten Hag’s contract, securing his role until 2026.

Ten Hag views De Ligt as a cornerstone for United’s defense, having previously coached him to the Champions League semi-finals with Ajax when De Ligt was just 19.

Bayern Munich is willing to let De Ligt go if their valuation is met, and the player is focused solely on joining Manchester United.

Bayern’s new manager, Vincent Kompany, is close to signing Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah as De Ligt’s replacement, following a disappointing season under Thomas Tuchel.

United plans to bolster their defense by signing two center-backs before the transfer window closes on August 30.

The club has already seen two bids for Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite rejected, the latest being £50 million. Additionally, they are reportedly negotiating with Lille for 18-year-old Leny Yoro, although Yoro is rumored to prefer a move to Real Madrid, with Liverpool and PSG also interested.

Following the expiration of Raphael Varane’s contract, United is in discussions to extend veteran Jonny Evans’ stay on a short-term basis. Currently, only Lisandro Martinez, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, and Willy Kambwala are under contract. Maguire and Lindelof might be sold to raise funds.

United is leveraging their existing relationship with De Ligt’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta, to finalize the deal.

Ten Hag’s squad returned to Carrington for pre-season training on Monday, ready to prepare for the upcoming season.

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