Manchester United have rebuffed an approach from La Liga side Sevilla to sign Anthony Martial on loan until the end of the season.
According to The Athletic, the Europa League side had offered to pay half of Martial’s £240,000 per week wages.
But the Reds are reportedly only to be interested in a deal that covers his entire salary, in addition to a loan fee. It remains unclear whether Sevilla are expected to come back to United with improved terms for Martial.
The French international informed interim boss Ralf Rangnick that he wanted to leave the club last week, following a conversation between the pair.
However, The Athletic claim that United are yet to make a final decision on whether or not to sanction a move for the former Monaco man.
Although it is believed that United are happy to retain the 26-year-old beyond the January transfer window if their ‘preferred terms’ are not met.
United’s number 9 was omitted from United’s matchday squad for the underwhelming 1-1 draw against Newcastle last night.
Martial is yet to feature in any of Rangnick’s four games in charge of the club. He has made four starts across all competitions, scoring only once against Everton.
Following the return of Cristiano Ronaldo and the signing of Jadon Sancho, the competition for places was always going to intensify.
And when Marcus Rashford returned from shoulder surgery, Martial has found himself dropping further down the pecking order.
Edinson Cavani scored United’s equaliser against the Magpies on his return to the side and if he stays fit the Uruguayan is another forward player who seemingly looked ahead of Martial, just like Mason Greenwood.
Martial may remain at United for the duration of the season but it’s looking increasingly likely he has played his last game in a Manchester United shirt.
Since his move from Moncao six-and-a-half years ago, Martial has scored 79 goals and made 50 assists from 268 appearances.
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