Manchester United agree loan deal for Dubravka as Antony completes medical


Manchester United have reached an agreement in principle with Newcastle over the loan signing of Martin Dubravka, while the Ajax winger Antony is set to be unveiled on Tuesday after completing his medical.

The 22-year-old flew to Manchester on Monday, with the medical successfully carried out in the evening. The Brazilian will cost United €100m (£85m), making him the third most expensive player in the club’s history after Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.

Personal terms have already been agreed with the player, who will reunite with Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford. Ajax have opened talks with Sevilla for the Argentina winger Lucas Ocampos as they aim to replace Antony before the window closes.

United have been keen to sign a goalkeeper to provide competition for David de Gea following the departure on loan of Dean Henderson to Nottingham Forest, and initially targeted Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp.

When the former Paris Saint-Germain player rejected the chance to move to Old Trafford, ten Hag, turned his attention to Dubravka, who has found his starting place at Newcastle taken by Nick Pope. Karl Darlow was also selected ahead of him for the recent Carabao Cup victory against Tranmere.

Personal terms have been agreed with Dubravka and United expect to complete a deal, which will include an option to buy the 33-year-0ld Slovakia international for £5m, before the transfer deadline on Thursday.

In other news, Edinson Cavani has joined Valencia on a free after his Manchester United contract expired earlier this summer. The 35-year-old forward has agreed a two-year deal with the Spanish side, and was in attendance for their 1-0 home defeat to Atlético Madrid on Monday night.

Source: The Guardian