Man Utd failed to sign Ajax prolific forward this summer

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Ajax forward David Neres reportedly turned down the chance to join Premier League giants Manchester United in favour of signing a new deal at the Johan Cruyff Arena ahead of the next season.

The 20-times English champions are believed to have made a £46m approach for the 22-year-old Brazilian forward during the final week of the transfer window, only to be quickly snubbed in their pursuit.

Yahoo Sport reports that it was Brazilian forward himself who decided against the move before signing an extension to his deal with the Dutch outfit.

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars reportedly played a huge role in convincing Brazilian forward to remain at Amsterdam Arena, and the Brazilian is now set to become their second-highest-paid player behind former Man Utd defender Daley Blind.

Neres has managed to found back of the net 12 times for Ajax last campaign as they won the league and cup double, including strikes against Juventus and Real Madrid to help his side reach the Champions League semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Serie A giants Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United for a reported  £74m fee, with the attacker agreeing on a five-year deal that will see him to earn £300,000 per week.

Former Everton man has arrived in Milan on Thursday morning and was greeted by Serie A giants fans at the airport before he was whisked off to undergo a medical. Upon completion of the deal, Belgian forward addressed to Inter’s official website.

‘Inter were the only club I wanted, because Inter is Not For Everyone. I’m here to bring the Nerazzurri back to the top.’