Man Utd transfers: PSG have already made Marcus Rashford stance clear amid Kylain Mbappe swap claims
It has been reported that a switch of clubs between the Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain stars is not impossible.
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The Daily Mail claim a switch between two of the world’s best attacking players is ‘unlikely’ but ‘not impossible’ given PSG’s interest in Rashford. United making a move for Mbappe at this stage seems improbable, the outlet add, but state that could change if Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani or Sir Jim Ratcliffe can complete a takeover of the club in the coming weeks.
Rashford only has a year left on his contract and Erik ten Hag has been asked repeatedly over recent months for the latest regarding the 25-year-old’s future. “I know [the negotiations are taking time],” the United manager said in May.
“But I don’t talk about the process. This is not important at the moment for me or Rashy. Marcus wants to stay and we want him to stay, so I think we will find each other.”
Meanwhile, PSG have been linked with a move for Rashford over recent years, and the club have certainly not hidden their admiration for the England international. “He’s another player that is really amazing - and for free? To have Rashford for free, every club would run after him, definitely,” PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi said last year, before Rashford’s optional one-year extension on his United contract was triggered.
“We’re not hiding it, we spoke before and [there was] interest, but the moment was not a good moment for both sides. Maybe, summer, why not? Today if he’s a free agent of course we can talk to him directly, but we are not going to talk to him now.”
As for Mbappe, the other protagonist in this transfer saga, the Frenchman revealed this week that he does not plan to extend his contract at the Parc des Princes and could leave for nothing next summer. The ex-Monaco star has said he is happy to remain at PSG this season, but it’s been reported that the Parisians want to cash in on Mbappe rather than lose him for free in 12 months’ time.