Anthony returns to Manchester United as Ajax stunningly admits rumors
Manchester United are given new hope in the pursuit of Ajax striker Anthony, while a rumored Chelsea target will cost £70m – both in the gossip on Wednesday.
The Ajax president gets the attention of a stern man
Manchester United Anthony could still sign from Ajax after their manager made a striking admission about his future.
The Red Devils are said to be looking at Anthony as one of the options to improve their front line. The Brazilian player can play as a winger on either wing and scored 12 goals and made 10 assists last season.
Erik ten Hag focuses on Ajax stars past and present to improve his team, because he either has a good relationship with them or knows they have the traits that fit his system.
United brought in Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen, both of whom had previously won the league title with Ajax. They’ve also signed Tyrell Malacia, although he’s an exception to Ajax’s apparent Ten Hag rule.
Over the weekend, Ajax first team coach Alfred Schroeder Effectively ended United hopes of relegating Anthony.
He said: “I really think he will stay. Of course, we have sold a lot of players now. That has not happened in recent years.
“We bought players too. But we sold so many players that I assume no one is going to leave.”
Ajax winger Anthony pushes for a move to the Premier League
Anthony wants to leave Ajax this summer with a move to the Premier League, likely to Chelsea or Manchester United
But coach Jerry Hamstra has opened up the possibility of one of Schroeder’s stars moving to Old Trafford.
During an interview with a Dutch outlet international football (Across the sun), he admitted that “you can never say” when it comes to summer transfers.
He also noted that there are some players who “have a desire to leave”, and Anthony is likely to be among them.
“We want to keep this group together. I suppose no one leaves this pulp anymore,” Hamstra said. “Of course you can never say, I’ve learned that now.
“But we also talk about it with the players, have conversations. Also with the boys who might want to leave. The Ajax players are drawn, that makes sense.”
Ten Hag can already count on Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Ilanga and Anthony Martial in wide areas. But adding Anthony to the squad would improve the manager’s options and help United chase him back into the Champions League.
Chelsea goal is highly rated
Fofana moved to the Premier League in October 2020 with Leicester paying Saint-Etienne £31.5m for his services.
He impressed during his debut season in England and made 38 appearances in all competitions.
The center back missed most of last season with a broken leg. He is now back to full fitness and aims to continue his exciting development.
Recent reports claim that Chelsea will seek to sign Fofana if they lose to Jules Conde against Barcelona.
However, Jacobs says it will be It’s ‘extremely hard’ on the West London side to get Fofana this window.
Brendan Rodgers is keen to keep the 21-year-old defender because he values him so highly. And if Chelsea wanted to include him in another transfer window, it would cost at least £70m.
Leicester are in a strong position to negotiate Fofana’s terms at King Power until June 2027.
Jacobs also hinted at what Fofana thinks about the rumours. The reporter posted a screenshot of Fofana admiring a tweet saying: ‘Rodgers definitely wants to keep Fofana. Leicester will not consider any bid under £70m.
It looks like the Frenchman will be staying with the Foxes for at least another season and Chelsea will have to pursue other defenders as a result.
Chelsea enter talks with Juventus forward
On Tuesday, Fabrizio Romano revealed Juve’s desire to sign Timo Werner from Chelsea, and the transfer coach has now given an update.
He claimed that discussions between Chelsea and Juventus are ongoing regarding the German striker.
The Italian giants are exploring the possibility of Werner’s arrival. The new striker tops coach Max Allegri’s list.
Werner is not the only player they are looking for, as a permanent loan move to former Alvaro Morata is also under consideration. He spent the last two seasons in Turin, where he scored 32 goals in 92 matches.
Chelsea are unlikely to sell Werner but will allow him out on loan for a season. This should help the 26-year-old regain his confidence before returning to Stamford Bridge as a better player.
Romano ends his tweet by suggesting other teams would like to sign Werner as well. He writes: “More to follow also at other clubs soon.”
A return to Germany is another possibility for El Bassi, as RB Leipzig is supposed to keep an eye on the situation.