MANCHESTER UNITED are finally set to complete their first signing of the summer, SunSport can reveal.

Red Devils officials are travelling to Amsterdam today to finalise a £40m deal for Ajax winger Antony.

Meanwhile, traffic police in Majorca have launched an investigation after Cristiano Ronaldo's £1.7m Bugatti Veyron crashed into a wall on the island.

And the Red Devils have reportedly made a formal approach to sign Christian Eriksen on a free transfer.

Get all the latest Man Utd news, updates and transfer gossip.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Torres set for Prem transfer

    Man United transfer target Pau Torres will likely ply his trade in the Premier League next season.

    That's the view of Fabrizio Romano who said to Give Me Sport: "I see Pau Torres playing in the Premier League next season because it’s a serious possibility, but at the moment, it’s still not something advanced between clubs.

    "So I think they are considering together with Erik ten Hag the best option and then they will jump into it.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Porto striker's agent denies bid

    Man United have not made a bid for Porto ace Evanilson, according to his agent.

    The striker's agent said, reported by O Jogo: "Those responsible for managing Evanilson’s career did not receive any official proposal, only polls from England.

    "There was a Brighton poll. If a formal proposal arrives, we will analyse the best for the player,”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Anthony to United edges closer

    Man United are closing in on their first major signing of the summer with Antony on his way from Ajax in a £40million move.

    SunSport understands that United officials are due in Amsterdam today to get a deal for the Brazilian over the line.

    Ten Hag wants not only Antony from Ajax but centre-back Jurrien Timber, although that deal is looking less likely.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Good morning Red Devils fans

    Cristiano Ronaldo's £1.7million Bugatti was CRASHED in Majorca – but CR7 wasn't the man behind the wheel.

    There is material damage to the wall with investigators attempting to ascertain whether another vehicle was involved.

    United have made a formal approach for soon-to-be free agent Christian Eriksen.

    The Dane got his career back on track with Brentford last season after being released by Inter Milan following his collapse at Euro 2020.

    Eriksen proved he could still cut it at the top level.

    Sky Sports are reporting that United have approached Eriksen’s representatives.

    And finally, Erik ten Hag is planning on making at least five signings this summer, according to reports.

    Ten Hag, 52, has a lengthy shortlist but has identified a handful of top targets to help re-build the club, according to Manchester Evening News.

    The Dutchman has outlined Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, former Spurs man Christian Eriksen, Ajax duo Jurrien Timber and Antony as well as a back-up goalkeeper.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Stam backs ten Hag

    Ex-Man Utd star Jaap Stam is confident new manager Erik ten Hag will succeed at the club providing he is backed in the transfer market.

    Stam told The Guardian: “We all know what he can do and what he has done over in Holland with Ajax.

    “Hopefully he can do the same now with United.

    “Obviously, there are certain things that will need to be there for him to help him, maybe in terms of different players and personnel. But I think he’s done a good job in Holland.

    “In Holland, we always say that every player in every position needs to be able to play football.

    “So a centre-back needs to be able to dribble forward, to be the extra man in midfield, to have that pass. We try to educate players to be able to do everything.

    “At United, one of Fergie’s qualities was bringing players in of a certain ability who could do things well in their position; then if they go well together, you’ve got a chance of doing very well.

    “He got the right players for the right positions.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    Premier League table prediction

    A supercomputer has predicted how the Premier League table will finish at the end of the coming season.

    The fixtures for the English top flight were released on Thursday as all 20 clubs discovered the order of their matches for the 2022/23 campaign.

    nd while many signings have already been made by a number of the top clubs, research by betting app SBK has come to the conclusion that Manchester City will retain their Premier League crown.

    The supercomputer also believes the top four will stay the same as last season – with Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham occupying the Champions League qualification places.

    This will mean more disappointment for Manchester United fans and new head coach Erik ten Hag.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Ronaldo holidaying in Majorca

    Here's a map of Cristiano Ronaldo's Majorca holiday.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Eriksen's season by numbers

    Here's Christian Eriksen's stats for last season.

  • Joshua Mbu

    United Eriksen approach

    Manchester United have made a formal approach for soon-to-be free agent Christian Eriksen.

    The Dane got his career back on track with Brentford last season after being released by Inter Milan following his collapse at Euro 2020.

    Eriksen proved he could still cut it at the top level.

    Sky Sports are reporting that United have approached Eriksen's representatives.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Henderson agreement in place

    Dean Henderson’s move to Nottingham Forest is reaching its closing stages, according to reports.

    Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports claims that the goalkeeper is set for a one-year loan to the newly promoted side.

    However, it is unclear if there is a buy option in the deal.

    Nonetheless, United are said to preparing the paperwork.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Ten Hag plots FIVE transfers

    New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is planning on making at least five signings this summer, according to reports.

    Ten Hag, 52, has a lengthy shortlist but has identified a handful of top targets to help re-build the club, according to Manchester Evening News.

    The Dutchman has outlined Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong, former Spurs man Christian Eriksen, Ajax duo Jurrien Timber and Antony as well as a back-up goalkeeper.

    United are interested in De Jong and are "doing everything possible" to bring him to Old Trafford according to the club's CEO Richard Arnold.

    Although it could take a fee of £80million for Barcelona to consider selling him, money is apparently not a consideration this summer with the United budget as big as needed.

    Eriksen, 30, made an incredible comeback to football after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 while playing for Denmark.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Aston Villa lead way for Rangers star

    Aston Villa continue to lead the way in the pursuit of Ryan Kent – but Manchester United are now hot on their heels.

    Sky Bet price the Old Trafford side as 6/1 second favourites to sign the Rangers winger.

    Kent was a key factor in the Light Blues’ run to the Europa League final last season.

    He’s previously been linked with Premier League moves, most noticeably when Leeds were heavily linked with a switch last summer.

    Kent joined Rangers from Liverpool for just over £7million in 2019 and was a big part of Gers stopping Celtic winning 10-in-a-row under Steven Gerrard.

    That relationship with Gerrard stemmed from playing under the Reds legend in the Anfield academy.

    And another reunion is the current favourite with Sky Bet, as Aston Villa lead the way at 2/1 in the market.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Ronaldo’s £1.7m Bugatti involved in crash

    Cristiano Ronaldo car has been involved in a minor accident in Majorca.

    The incident is being investigated by the police's traffic service – but involved Ronaldo's £1.7million Bugatti Veyron.

    The driver, who is reportedly not Ronaldo, lost control and veered into a wall in Bunyola, Palma de Majorca, where Ronaldo is currently holidaying with his family.

    There is material damage to the wall with investigators attempting to ascertain whether another vehicle was involved.

    Ronaldo had his Bugatti shipped over to Majorca from Manchester along with a Mercedes.

    He has purchased the supercar in the summer of 2016 as a present to himself after winning the Euros.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Man Utd chief Richard Arnold branded ‘stupid'

    Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold has been branded a "stupid, gormless, wet-behind-the-ears buffoon" by Simon Jordan after his pub chat with fans last weekend.

    The senior Red Devils chief met with a dozen fans at The Boot Inn in Cheshire after being tipped off about a planned protest.

    Arnold, 51, admitted that the club "f***ing burned through cash" under predecessor Ed Woodward.

    He was also filmed saying that the last year has been a "f***ing nightmare" at Old Trafford in footage that later leaked, to the disappointment of United bosses.

    Speaking on talkSPORT, former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan slammed Arnold as "naive", although co-host Jim White was more sympathetic.

    Jordan, 54, blasted: "Richard Arnold sat in that meeting.

    "If you are that stupid and that gormless and that naive and that wet behind the ears that you're going to sit there and think that what you're saying isn't going to find its way into the public domain, even by a regurgitation of someone verbally giving back what you've said or someone recording it, what the hell is the matter with you?"

  • Sam Dymond

    Transfer watch: Martinez to Man Utd?

    The Red Devils are rivalling Arsenal for Ajax defender Lissandro Martinez, but while United are better placed than their Premier League counterparts, there is still much to do in order to complete this deal.

    Rumour rating: ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️

  • Sam Dymond

    Red Devils' Evanilson bid rejected

    Manchester United have had a €60m bid rejected for Porto star Evanilson, according to O Jogo.

    The Portuguese paper claims that the Red Devils have seen their opening offer for the striker swiftly dismissed by the Primeira Liga champions.

    Erik ten Hag is keen to bring in another young striker to learn from Cristiano Ronaldo, and has identified the Brazilian ace as his top target.

    The 22-year-old has netted 25 goals in 70 games for Porto, and help them to a league and cup double last season.

    However, Evanilson's club may be willing to do business if Paris Saint-Germain give up in their pursuit of Porto teammate Vitinha.

  • Sam Dymond

    First up for Red Devils

    It's just under seven weeks until Erik ten Hag makes his Premier League bow with a home game against Brighton.

    Here are the fixtures that await the Dutch coach during the first month of next season.

  • Sam Dymond

    Eriksen latest: United meet with agent

    Manchester United have entered into discussions with Christian Eriksen's agent Martin Schoots.

    Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the Red Devils have reached out to the player's representatives to confirm their interest in bringing him to Old Trafford.

    The Danish international is expected to make a decision on his next club in the coming days, and Brentford remain an option for the 30-year-old.

    Bees boss Thomas Frank had dinner with Eriksen last week with the aim of talking him into remaining with the Premier League minnows.

    Also interested in the playmaker are Everton, Newcastle, Leicester, West Ham, Ajax, and one unnamed LaLiga side.

    However, Eriksen's former club Tottenham are no longer said to be in the running, according to Alasdair Gold.

  • Sam Dymond

    Transfer watch: Eriksen to Man Utd?

    Old Trafford bosses are confident that they can land Christian Eriksen on a free transfer, but reports this morning suggest the Dane is keen to stay in London.

    Rumour rating: ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️

  • Sam Dymond

    Ten Hag: Give me five

    New Manchester United boss wants to bring in FIVE new players before the start of the season.

    The Manchester Evening News understand that the Dutchman has informed the club of his desire for fresh faces as he prepares for a squad overhaul at Old Trafford.

    It remains unclear as to which five players Ten Hag is directly referring to, but the paper speculates that they include Ajax duo Antony and Jurrien Timber.

    Frenkie De Jong remains the key transfer target while the club are increasingly confident that they can do a deal for Christian Eriksen.

    Kalvin Phillips, Pau Torres and David Carmo are also touted as possibly being part of Ten Hag's wish list quintet.

  • Sam Dymond

    Transfer watch: De Jong to Man Utd?

    Barcelona are no longer in a position to sell, but Old Trafford officials are still hopeful that they can finally complete the drawn-out transfer saga.

    Rumour rating: ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️

  • Sam Dymond

    Red Devils considering Raum raid

    Manchester United have joined the race to sign Hoffenheim defender David Raum, according to Sky Sports Germany,

    The attack-minded left-back enjoyed a fine campaign last season, breaking into the senior German national team.

    Raum's form has generated interest from a number of clubs including Borussia Dortmund as well as Premier League duo West Ham and Newcastle.

    However, while Dortmund stall on an opening bid, United are hoping to steal in by offering the player European football.

    The 24-year-old Raum has recently stated his desire to play on the continental stage.

  • Sam Dymond

    Timber date ruined by old friend

    Manchester United's bid to land Ajax starlet Jurrien Timber has been sabotaged by one of their own – former manager Louis van Gaal.

    The 21-year-old defender held preliminary talks with Old Trafford officials last month about a move to the Premier League.

    However, according to journalist Marcel van der Kraan, Van Gaal – now in charge of the Dutch national team – has warned Timber against a move to his former club.

    Van Gaal supposedly told Timber that signing for United would stunt his immediate progress, and leave his place at November's World Cup in jeopardy.

    As a result, Timber is now in talks with Ajax regarding a new, improved contract with the Amsterdam outfit.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    Good morning Manchester United fans

    Man Utd will go back in with another bid for Frenkie de Jong, according to reports.

    New manager Erik ten Hag has made the Barcelona midfielder a priority as he looks to strengthen his squad.

    The Red Devils have already seen a £51million rejected for the Dutch ace, but according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano they up their bid in the coming days.

    Dean Henderson’s move to Nottingham Forest is reaching its closing stages, according to reports.

    Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports claims that the goalkeeper is set for a one-year loan to the newly promoted side.

    However, it is unclear if there is a buy option in the deal.

    Newcastle are interested in signing Manchester United star Eric Bailly, according to reports.

    Eddie Howe is reportedly eyeing the centre-back as an alternative to his number one target Sven Botman.

    The Lille defender is waiting to see if there will be an approach from Milan having already rejected Toon in March.

    So Newcastle are preparing a move for Bailly who could be available on a cut-price deal, report The Mirror.

  • Jon Boon

    More protests at Utd planned

    Angry Manchester United fans have promised “bigger, better and louder” protests to try and force the Glazers out.

    New CEO Richard Arnold admitted last year was a “f***ing nightmare” in a stunning face-to-face in a Cheshire pub.

    Gerry Deakin, one of the men who grilled him, tweeted: “He confirmed the protests are working and relentless pressure and sponsor bashing will only help get rid of the Glazers.

    “Bigger, better and louder next season. The Glazers are on the ropes. Let’s get rid once and for all.

    “What the ‘chat’ did do is confirm one thing . . . constant protests, sponsor bashing and direct action are working.”

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