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Man Utd Transfer News Round-up: Jurrien Timber likely to stay at Ajax

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Underwhelming is the word to describe Manchester United’s summer business so far with, news coming in at a pedestrian pace.

Here are all of United’s transfer updates from Tuesday 15th June:

Jurrien Timber leaning closer to staying at Ajax

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According to Dutch football reporter Mike Verweij, Timber is considering staying at Ajax. Earlier in the window, it looked as though United were close to a breakthrough for the centre-back but news has gone cold since.

Louis van Gaal alluded to the fact that the 20-year-old needed to play football to bolster his chances of going to the World Cup. His words were a sly dig at United’s interest in the Dutchman as current options cant guarantee Timber first-team football. Staying in Amsterdam would provide him with some continuity.

Although the flames of the deal seem to be dwindling, Verweij did stress that Timber will use his break to think about his future which is up in the air at present.

United set to be priced out of Antony deal

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Antony is another Ajax name that Erik ten Hag is supposedly hoping to join him at Old Trafford. Reports earlier this week suggested United are keen to strike a deal and Mike Verweij has confirmed United’s interest.

However, despite Ten Hag’s high esteem of Antony’s talent, the fee Ajax would demand could prove too lofty for United.

We all know United are hoping not to be bullied by clubs in terms of spending, losing out on the 22-year-old might just be a symptom of that.

Nottingham Forest keen on Dean Henderson loan

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Dean Henderson’s ceiling divides opinion among United fans. Some think he’s the rightful heir to United’s no.1 shirt, for others he’s nothing more than the second coming of Ben Foster. What will be clear for Henderson though is that he needs to play.

At 25 years old, Henderson can’t afford to have another season like the last, whether that be at United or elsewhere. Nottingham Forest have emerged as a possible destination for the Englishman. A move to the City Ground will see him move on a potential one-year loan with the option to buy around £20m according to Fabrizio Romano.

According to the Telegraph, Forest do however have concerns about losing one of two permissible loans at the beginning of the window.

United face battle for Vitinha’s signature

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TalkSport’s Alex Crook has affirmed news that United are very much looking to pay Vitinha’s release clause. According to Record in Portugal, United face competition from Arsenal and an unnamed Premier League club.

Andreas Pereira could be sold

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Despite early news claiming Andreas Pereira could be in Ten Hag’s plans, Romano has confirmed United are open to his sale.

Pereira was on loan at Flamengo last season but is set to return to United as the Brazilian club has no intention to pay the €10.5m release clause.

Keep up with yesterday’s updates here: Man Utd Transfer News Daily Round-up: Offer made for Christian Eriksen

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