Manchester United have been told they need to pay up to £105m to secure the signings of Lisandro Martinez and Antony, after Ajax rejected two offers from Ten Hag’s side for the players.
Martinez has twice asked Ajax to accept the offer from United for his services but the club’s latest offer of around £42.5m falls short of their asking price.
Though United remain confident that an agreement can be reached, Ajax are viewing Martinez’s possible exit alongside that of his team-mate Antony.
The Brazilian forward is valued at £67m by Ajax and United’s opening bid of around £51million was rejected out of hand.
Ajax want to raise around £105m from the sale of the two players, according to the Times, and Ten Hag is now pressurising his board to raise their offers.
Ten Hag had planned to have both players in his team for the start of the club’s tour of the far-east and Australia but Tyrell Malacia remains their only arrival so far.
United have already agreed personal terms with Christian Eriksen over a move to Old Trafford, with the Dane expected to sign his contract next week.
They continue to insist that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale, despite the player’s declaration that he wants to leave the club.
The Portugal international told the club’s board last week that he wishes to leave the club in order to play Champions League football next season.
But, Chelsea are reportedly the most interested party in Ronaldo and United would not contemplate selling to a direct rival.