Anthony Martial transfer: Man Utd forward ‘rejects’ offers as intentions made clear

Anthony Martial reportedly plans to remain at Manchester United this window.Anthony Martial reportedly plans to remain at Manchester United this window.
Anthony Martial reportedly plans to remain at Manchester United this window. | Getty Images

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The Manchester United forward is free to leave the club this window, if a suitable buyer can be found.

Anthony Martial plans to stay at Manchester United until next summer, according to reports.

The striker has just six months remaining on his contract at Old Trafford and there is little interest on the club’s behalf in extending that deal at present. Erik ten Hag, who was willing to move Martial on last summer, claimed on Thursday that United ‘are in talks’ with the players’ representatives, but it’s unlikely United will offer him fresh terms or activate the one-year optional extension.

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Despite the Frenchman having no long-term future at Old Trafford, Sky Sports have reported the player plans to stay at United and fight for his place.

The Athletic also claim Martial has rejected offers from Marseille, Fenerbahce and Saudi Pro League sides and intends to remain in Manchester for now, while adding that United have not been approached by any clubs regarding a January transfer for the player.

Meanwhile, according to Turkish journalist Elis Buse Arac, Martial ‘wants very much’ to be part of France’s Euro 2024 squad this summer - despite earning his last international cap in July 2021 - and wants to move to a European side where he will play regular football.

The forward has missed the last six games due illness and last played in the 3-0 loss to Bournemouth on 9 December. He has started just five league matches all season and has managed two goals in 19 appearances in all competitions. The ex-Lyon and Monaco man has provided back-up for Rasmus Hojlund, the club’s other senior option up top.

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