PSG are launching a move for Marcus Rashford after the striker’s representatives held low-key talks with the French giants in Paris… but Manchester United are relaxed as the 24-year-old still prioritizes staying at Old Trafford.
- PSG have made their move for Manchester United winger Marcus Rashford
- The French club have held discreet talks with the 24-year-old’s entourage in Paris
- Boss Christophe Galtier revealed that PSG are looking for a new striker
- Rashford had a poor year last season scoring just four goals in 25 league games
Paris Saint-Germain have held talks over a sensational swoop for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.
Sportsmail revealed on March 8 that the French club, who were then managed by Mauricio Pochettino, were interested in the England striker and PSG have now launched their move.
The 24-year-old’s representatives have been in Paris in recent days to discuss a potential transfer with PSG chiefs.
Paris Saint-Germain have made the move to sign Marcus Rashford from Manchester United
The 24-year-old’s representatives were in Paris earlier this week for low-key talks with PSG
Importantly, however, the striker is happy and has prioritized staying at Old Trafford, a stance that has been reiterated to United chiefs throughout the summer.
With that in mind, United are said to be relaxed about the interest in their academy graduate.
It now remains to be seen whether PSG will formalize their interest in Rashford after talks with their camp, although it seems unlikely that United will even consider letting their striker leave the club this summer, especially given that head coach Erik ten Hag wants to sign another striker sooner. the transfer window closes.
The Ligue 1 club’s interest provides an intriguing backdrop to the topic of Rashford’s long-term future.
The striker has less than 12 months left on his current contract at United, although there is an option to extend the deal by a further year, meaning the Premier League club are not under any immediate pressure to sell him
Christophe Galtier told the French press on Thursday that PSG wanted to sign a striker
Indeed, PSG’s interest could still be used as leverage in future negotiations over a new deal for Rashford at United, a scenario the French club are likely to be keenly aware of.
Rashford is expected to be a key part of Ten Hag’s plans this season and started the Dutchman’s first game in charge in the defeat to Brighton on Sunday.
United are still hopeful of signing Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot despite concerns they are at loggerheads with the player’s agent and mother Veronique over his salary.
The two clubs have already agreed a fee of £15.2m for the 27-year-old French midfielder, who is keen on a move to Old Trafford if personal terms can be worked out.
While United insist the signing of Rabiot would not rule out a move for Ten Hag’s No.1 transfer target Frenkie De Jong, he realized they could not wait all summer in the hope of landing the Barcelona star and Rabiot has been on his radar. for some time
Erik ten Hag suffered a 2-1 defeat in his Premier League opener against Brighton on Sunday
If United cannot complete the £72m deal for De Jong, it would free up additional funds to buy a new striker.
The club are understood to have backed out of a move for Ajax winger Antony because of his high valuation, having abandoned a bid for Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic.
Meanwhile, United’s share price rose 11.94 percent on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, its biggest rise since the Glazer family sold shares in the club through an initial public offering a decade ago .
The rise to $12.75 (£10.45) followed reports on the 10th anniversary of how United shares had fallen from their opening price of $14 (£11.48) and claims by Michael Knighton , who have not been taken seriously by United, that he could face a hostile takeover of the club.
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