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Man Utd in ‘£51m Antony BID’, Frenkie de Jong transfer delay explained, Cristiano Ronaldo given permission to leave club

Good morning Man Utd fans

Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong is not for sale, according to the club’s president Joan Laporta.

De Jong has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer but now the transfer seems dead in the water following Laporta’s latest comments.

Whilst unveiling new signing Franck Kessie, he said: “Frenkie is not for sale. He is a Barcelona player.

“We don’t want to transfer him.”

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Meanwhile, United are set to complete the “final paperwork” for Ajax star Lisandro Martinez.

It appears the Red Devils have finally come out on top ahead of Arsenal in the race for Martinez, who is estimated to be valued at around £40million.

According to journalist Rudy Galetti, it is merely a “matter of time” until the deal is done.

Galetti also reports that the final paperwork still needs to be done but that the deal will be sealed “soon”.

And United could have to wait another month before attempting to sign Ajax star Antony again.

An agreement may be difficult to complete because the winger is still recovering from an ankle injury he sustained in March.

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According to AD, the Eredivisie champions are unwilling to sell the Brazil international so they are demanding at least £65m for his services.

The Manchester giants are said to be reluctant to pay that sum, but club chiefs are still considering a future bid.

Finally, United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t show up for a third time after announcing his desire to leave.

Ronaldo has been given extra time off by United chiefs due to family reasons.

The star forward was initially due back on Monday along with the rest of his team-mates that were given additional time off following international duty.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is still nowhere to be seen for the third day in a row.

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The Portugal skipper has since been training at his country’s national training ground in Lisbon

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