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Man Utd are being held for ransom by Ajax as Erik ten Hag’s old side demand £115m for Lisandro Martinez and Antony transfers

AJAX are set to ask in excess of £115m for Manchester United targets Lisandro Martinez and Antony this summer.

Arsenal are also keen on Argentina centre-back Martinez and are ready to pay around £35million.

Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez is wanted by both Man Utd and Arsenal

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Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez is wanted by both Man Utd and ArsenalPhoto credit: Getty
Brazil winger Antony could cost £70m as Ajax stand firm

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Brazil winger Antony could cost £70m as Ajax stand firmPhoto credit: Getty

But the Dutch giants value him in the £45m category and are not under any selling pressure.

And they will play hardball against wideman Antony, who they believe is worth around £70million.

The 22-year-old Brazilian has become a key target for new Red Devils boss Erik Ten Hag after United lost to rivals Liverpool at the hands of Darwin Nunez.

But the figures demanded by Ten Hag’s ex-club are likely to prove a major obstacle.

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Ajax believe they are financially strong enough to reject any approach that doesn’t meet their asking price.

They also know United are desperate for reinforcements as the squad returned to pre-season training yesterday.

The Red Devils are hoping another Dutch player – Frenkie de Jong – will become their first high-profile signing this summer.

A new proposal – worth around £55m but with add-ons to bring it close to Barcelona’s asking price of £69m – is currently under discussion.

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Meanwhile, several United first-team stars caught up with Ten Hag as they returned to Carrington yesterday morning.

Former England boss Steve McClaren – who has returned as Old Trafford No 2 – was through the gates early on.

And David de Gea, Luke Shaw, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial were among the first players to check in.

The next few days will be medical tests, but Ten Hag plans to speak to all players individually this week.

International stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire have another week off.

Ten Hag will have his entire team back when they depart for a tour of Thailand and Australia on July 8th.

United’s coffers could be boosted as Fulham are willing to pay £8.5m for Brazilian Andreas Pereira, 26.

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