After losing Darwin Nunez to Premier League rivals Liverpool, Manchester United could be set to miss out on the signing of Ajax forward Antony.
Premier League rivals Tottenham are interested in signing Ajax star Antony, and would be willing to send Steven Bergwijn in the opposite direction, according to The Sun.
Despite interest from Manchester United, Tottenham believe they could hold the key to bringing Antony to England.
With Antony expected to leave Ajax this summer, the Dutch giants have identified Tottenham Hotspur winger Bergwijn as an ideal replacement.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has reported Dutchman Bergwijn is being targeted by Ajax, with a deal being a real possibility.
He tweeted: “Steven Bergwijn deal between Ajax and Tottenham is absolutely on, all partied are in contact – but it’s not fully agreed yet.
“Bergwijn, Ajax priority since January. Tottenham, still open to sell at their conditions.”
Tottenham are ready to hijack Manchester United’s move for Antony by offering Bergwijn plus cash to Ajax.
Tottenham are also confident they can beat Manchester United to the signing of the Brazilian winger as they will offer Antony Champions League football.
Antony enjoyed a successful season with the Eredivisie title winners, scoring eight goals and providing four assists in Erik ten Hag’s final season at the club.
Manchester United are considering making a move for Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson if a move for Antony fails to materialise, according to Caught Offside.
Ajax star Antony is a key transfer target for Manchester United boss Ten Hag but the Red Devils have now identified Johnson as an alternative.
The Welsh star was reportedly recommended to Manchester United by midfielder James Garner, who was on loan at the newly promoted side last season.
However, the report claims Nottingham Forest will demand a fee in the region of £40m to sign the 21-year-old, as they don’t want to lose one of their star players ahead of their return to the Premier League.