Manchester United transfer news: Rashford’s dilemma, Martial talks stalls & Lingard latest

Three first-team players are said to be considering their future at the club.

Manchester United have been linked with bringing in several first-team recruitments this window, but it’s potential outgoings which have dominated the news agenda over the last 24 hours.

Star forward Marcus Rashford is even said to be among those seriously considering his future with the Red Devils.

Additionally, Jesse Lingard, whose contract is set to expire this summer, is reportedly a target for Tottenham Hotspur.

Another who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford is Anthony Martial. However the latest reports suggest United’s wage demands are blocking any potential transfer this window.

Here is all the latest transfer news surrounding Rashford, Lingard and Martial on Wednesday.

Will Marcus Rashford leave Manchester United?

The Daily Mail have reported that the England attacker is currently ‘facing a dilemma’ over his contract extension at Old Trafford.

The 24-year-old has 18 months left on his contract, although United have the option to extend his contract by another year if they wish.

Rashford has recently struggled to find his top form and he put in a poor performance during Monday’s 1-0 FA Cup win over Aston Villa.

Rashford will enter contract talks before the end of the season with United

As he enters what could be the peak years of his career, there are fears Rashford may be stalling if he were to stay at United.

The Mail also suggest United’s choice for their next permanent manager could play a crucial role in whether Rashford opts to extend his deal. With Rangnick set to step aside from his interim role at the end of the season, it has been suggested the United No.10 could thrive under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.

Anthony Martial talks break down

The Spanish outlet Marca have reported that Sevilla are now losing interest in bringing Martial to the club.

The Frenchman has been a target for the Spanish club, but United have reportedly set their demands too high for Sevilla to match.

Martial will stay in United despite desire to move to Sevilla

Marca claim the Red Devils have asked Sevilla to cover half of Martial’s salary while also paying a loan fee. The Andalusian side, however, cannot commit to such an investment during the January transfer window.

Despite the 26-year-old forward’s demands to leave Old Trafford, it seems likely a move to Sevilla will only be completed if United change their stance on the player.

When would Jesse Lingard move to Tottenham Hotspur?

ManchesterWorld reported on Tuesday that the United midfielder had been linked with a move to Tottenham, but fresh reports claim Spurs are prepared to wait until the summer to make such a move.

Lingard’s United contract is set to expire in June, making him a free agent, meaning Tottenham wouldn’t have to pay to bring the 29-year-old to North London.

According to the Evening Standard, Lingard has been under consideration for Spurs since Jose Mourinho was in charge and again last summer when Nuno Espirito Santo was the manager.

Lingard has attracted attention from both West Ham and Tottenham but likely to move in the summer

Lingard spent the second half of the 2020/21 season on loan at West Ham United, but hasn’t started a single league game for United since returning to the club.

What are the fans saying?

With regards to Lingard’s potential move, @habib_baba said: “If I am Jesse Lingard, I would want this move to happen in this transfer window. Players have to start thinking of breaking into that England World Cup team rn!!”.

In relation to Rashford, @Divv17 said “Currently earns the same amount as Salah. Salah after delivering a UCL and Premier League has to publicly beg for an increase in his contract whilst we probably will reward this guy for constant failure, sums up Man Utd in the modern game.”

While on the other hand @onchwerid said: “He will come good for sure, he carried United through two seasons with multiple injuries, he suffers from burn out but am sure he will come good very soon.”