Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder has revealed Manchester United transfer target Antony is currently injured.
The 22 year old Brazilian attacker has been out of action since he was taken off injured in Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Bolivia in April.
Ajax had previously hoped that the injury was not as bad as first feared, however a scan showed that damage to his right ankle was ‘more serious than initially thought’.
Antony has been absent from Ajax pre-season training and Ajax boss Schreuder has confirmed the Brazilian is injured.
“He is still recovering from his injury,” Schreuder said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“But I think the next few weeks are important. For his injury, we hope it improves quickly.
“I assume that he will be fit at the end of the preparation.” Schreuder added that Antony is back in Amsterdam recovering from his injury.
Despite Antony’s injury, Manchester United remain interested in signing the Brazilian attacker this summer.
Antony flourished under Erik ten Hag at Ajax, with the Brazilian scoring 12 goals and providing 10 assists in 32 appearances last season.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the agent of Antony has told Ajax to listen to offers from Manchester United for the 22 year old Brazilian.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have been told what the club must do to sign Ajax star Antony this summer.
The Brazilian forward is keen on reuniting with Teb Hag at Manchester United but the Dutch side are insisting he isn’t for sale unless a very tempting offer is received.
According to Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor, Manchester United will be able to sign Antony this summer if a bid of £60million is submitted to Ajax.
Taylor told GIVEMESPORT: “I think there is leverage to do a deal, but only if United pay what’s required.
“At the moment, that looks to be closer to £60million than the £40million that United would be willing to offer.
“I think United need to up the ante in their pursuit of new signings because the longer the window rumbles on, the more selling clubs are going to be looking to pull the wool over their eyes in terms of asking prices.
“They need to get a move on because they’re so far behind these other clubs. They can’t afford to waste too long on the likes of Frenkie de Jong. There’s certainly other areas of the squad that need reinforcements.”