Ajax in talks for Antony replacements; Hakim Ziyech discussions continue, Leon Bailey considered

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Ziyech and Bailey are on Ajax's radar
Ziyech and Bailey are on Ajax's radar / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images, Visionhaus/Getty Images

Ajax are continuing talks with a number of players as they look at replacements for Antony, 90min understands.

Antony is expected to become a Manchester Untied player on Tuesday as he finalises the details of his €100m switch from Ajax.

The Dutch giants accepted United's bid for Antony last week and have been looking at options to help replace him.

Their prime target is their former star Hakim Ziyech, now of Chelsea, and he is on the market after being informed by head coach Thomas Tuchel that he was not part of his long-term plans.

Ajax, despite taking in nearly £200m in transfer fees this summer, are keen on a loan deal for Ziyech rather than paying the near-£30m Chelsea want for a permanent deal. Talks between the two clubs have continued but the Dutch champions have also been looking elsewhere.

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They have spoken to Sevilla about a possible deal for Argentina international Lucas Ocampos. It is understood that the Spanish side are open to a possible deal to help finance their own move for Elche's Lucas Boye.

Ajax have also been talking to intermediaries regarding Aston Villa's Leon Bailey. The Jamaica international has endured a frustrating spell in England since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen in 2021.