Manchester United have confirmed a deal is in place for the signing of Antony from Ajax.

A move for the Brazil forward has been in the pipeline for the last few days for a fixed fee of £80.6million with a further £4.2m in add-ons, and United have now said the signing is set to go through.

The deal is dependent on a medical, player terms being finalised and international clearance, but United are bringing in a player who has 31 goals and 27 assists in 134 club appearances for Ajax and Sao Paulo, as well as two goals for Brazil.

The 22-year-old will be reunited with former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, who has already raided his old club for defender Lisandro Martinez.

"Since February of this year, my agents came to Amsterdam to inform Ajax of my desire to leave the club to face a new challenge and that some interested clubs would arrive and, with them, certainly a great offer," Antony said via Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano on YouTube over the weekend, as he pressed to move on from the Dutch capital.

"During the window months, meetings concluded including a proposal from Ajax for a contract renewal. I made it clear once again I want to leave the club.

"Today in a meeting with the board I expressed my interest in leaving the club, this time with a considerable offer on the table. Others have already arrived (but) Ajax always refuses with the argument it only has five days to replace (me).

"I'm not asking (for Ajax) to release me, I am asking Ajax to sell me for the highest bid received for a player who plays in the Eredivisie."

The transfer window closes on Thursday evening, when United will look to win a third successive Premier League match in the trip to Leicester, though it is understood Antony will not be involved.

After kicking off the campaign with embarrassing defeats to Brighton and Brentford, Ten Hag's side responded with a 2-1 victory against rivals Liverpool and Saturday's hard-fought 1-0 triumph at Southampton.

Tyrell Malacia, Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro have arrived so far this summer.

Hudson-Odoi is off to Germany

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has joined Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen on a season-long loan deal.

However, the Blues have an option to recall the 21-year-old England international in January under the agreement.

A club statement said: "Callum Hudson-Odoi will spend the rest of the 2022/23 season on loan in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen.

"The Cobham graduate moves to the Bundesliga for the rest of the campaign, having been an unused substitute in our last three Premier League fixtures. The Blues have the option to recall Callum in January.

"Hudson-Odoi will now have the chance to enjoy regular top-flight and European football at Leverkusen, who finished third in the Bundesliga last season and have been drawn in Group B of the Champions League, alongside Atletico Madrid, Bruges and Porto."

Former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani will join Valencia on free transfer, the Spanish club announced on social media.

The Uruguay forward, 35, was available after his contract expired earlier in summer after spending the last two seasons at Old Trafford.

According to the club, Cavani has agreed to sign a two-year contract and will lead the line for Italian manager Gennaro Gattuso.

Valencia won the race to sign the veteran against Real Sociedad, who are still in the market looking for a replacement for Swedish forward Alexander Isak who was sold last week to Newcastle for a 70 million-euros transfer fee.

Meanwhile, Cristian Romero has signed a permanent contract to remain with Tottenham until 2027.

The Argentina international joined on a season-long loan from Serie A side Atalanta in August 2021 and has established himself as a key member of Spurs' defence.

The 24-year-old has made 32 appearances for the club, helping Antonio Conte’s side secure a fourth-placed finish last season.

Romero, who began his career with Argentinian side Atletico Belgrano and has 11 senior international caps, joined Atalanta from Juventus in 2021.