Chelsea lose out to Ajax in transfer race for Brazilian winger

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Chelsea have lost out to Ajax in the race for Brazilian winger Antony.

The 20 year old winger has agreed a £14million deal with Dutch giants Ajax that could rise to £19m.

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The Under-23 international caught Chelsea’s interest following his brilliant performances for hometown club Sao Paulo.

Agent Junior Pedroso confirmed the transfer to Ajax.

Agent Junior Pedroso said, according to The Sun: “We spoke with 12 clubs in total.  Borussia Dortmund followed him closely, and even sent a scout to Brazil.

“There was also interest in Antony from two big English clubs, with Chelsea one of them.

“But Ajax were the only ones to make an offer. His Sao Paulo contract ends on June 30.

“We’re awaiting the green light, but we plan to fly to Holland on July 5 and Ajax will introduce him two days later.

“Sao Paulo will get bonus payments if he plays 100 Ajax games, tops the Eredivisie scoring charts, or if Ajax win the Champions League or Europa League.”

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