“Pay £130m for Brazil international and Argentina international” – Club tells Manchester United

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Manchester United have been told to pay £130million for the transfer of Ajax duo Antony and Lisandro Martinez, according to The Telegraph.

Brazil international Antony and Argentina international Martinez are both transfer targets for Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.

Ajax value Antony, 22, at £70-80 million, and Martinez, 24, at £45-50 million.

Premier League side Arsenal are also interested in Ajax centre-back Martinez and are reportedly leading the race to sign the Argentina international.

Ajax are under no pressure to sell Antony and Martinez, having already sold Ryan Gravenberch to German champions Bayern Munich for £16.6million.

Their top goalscorer last season Sebastian Haller is set to join Borussia Dortmund for £30million.

Bayern Munich also snapped up Noussair Mazraoui from Ajax on a free transfer.

Ajax have reportedly made it clear in talks with Ten Hag, and United football director John Murtough, that it will take huge offers for them to sell.

Ten Hag is a huge admirer of Antony, having signed the Brazilian from Sao Paulo two seasons ago but spending £80million on the Brazilian international would use up too much of his transfer budget.

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong remains Ten Hag’s priority signing this summer and the transfer is set to be completed in the coming days.

Barcelona have held out, publicly, for an €80 million) fee (around £69 million) and Manchester United have reportedly now reached an agreement with the Spanish side.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich director Hasan Salihamidzic has responded to claims the Bundesliga champions want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is a top player with an outstanding career,” Salihamidzic told Sky Germany.

“However, stories on potential deal with Bayern are not true. These rumours have no truth.”

Ronaldo returned to Manchester United last summer from Italian side Juventus.

He scored 24 goals in 38 appearances in a disjointed United team which finished sixth in the Premier League.