Erik ten Hag requests that Manchester United complete the deal for Memphis Depay in order to fix the club’s striker dilemma.
Depay spent 18 months at Old Trafford after joining for £25 million in 2015. He is now likely to depart Barcelona on a free transfer after agreeing to mutually terminate his contract.
Juventus is unwilling to meet that figure and is now ready to finalize the loan acquisition of Arkadiusz Milik from Marseille.
United have emerged as an option with ten Hag eager to bring in the Netherlands international, have requested to the board to get the deal done, according to Sport.
United is running out of time to add new faces to the squad with ten Hag eager to bring in a winger and another forward, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club uncertain.
With the club working on a deal to sign Antony from Ajax, ten Hag believes Depay would be a smart piece of business given the current options available, according to the report.
Sport adds that Depay’s future can be resolved as early as the end of the day.
The Netherlands international was brought to Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal, the current manager of the national team. He scored seven goals in 52 appearances during that spell before joining Lyon in 2016.
United meanwhile are desperate to bring Antony in before the transfer window closes on 1 September having agreed personal terms with the Brazil international.
The Premier League club has had several bids for the 22-year-old knocked down this summer, including one for €80 million last week.
A new offer in excess of €90 million has been made, with Antony encouraging Ajax to do business.
Antony wants the deal completed within the next 48 hours, according to De Telegraaf, and has already agreed to a five-year contract with United.
According to the source, Antony’s team is already looking for a home in Manchester, and the player is pleading with Ajax’s technical directors Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Gerard Hamstra to enable him to relocate to Old Trafford.