Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has told the club that he has absolutely no plans to leave for Saudi Arabia.
The English transfer window is over as far as incomings go, but there are some windows still open elsewhere.
Saudi Arabia and Turkey spring to mind, with their windows still open into September.
Clubs from those countries can still raid Premier League clubs and the rumour mill is still churning away.
Anthony Martial wants to stay at Manchester United
TEAMtalk now report that Martial has told United that he has no plans to move on in the coming days.
It’s stated that Martial has emerged as a real target for clubs in Saudi Arabia ahead of their transfer deadline.
United would allegedly be open to selling Martial if a big offer came, but the Frenchman isn’t keen.
Martial believes that he can still play a key role for United having started the last two games against Nottingham Forest and Arsenal.
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That means Martial thinks he can feature prominently this season, potentially putting himself in the shop window.
Martial will surely leave in 2024
Martial is a perfect example of how United just can’t seem to move on fringe players.
A £36million signing from Monaco in 2015, with the deal potential rising to nearly £60million, Martial made a huge impact on his debut against Liverpool.
17 goals in his maiden United campaign left fans believing that Martial would go on to become a star.
There have been high points; 23 goals in the 2019-20 season was a strong record and 71 goals in his first five seasons showed his talent.
However, Martial has scored just 17 goals for United in his last 79 appearances and only started 11 Premier League games last season, either due to form or fitness.
Now 27, Martial has become a case of unfulfilled potential and a fresh start away from United in 2024 would be ideal.
Martial is into the final year of his United contract now, but there is an option to extend his deal by another year.
United will surely either let Martial walk away or look to activate that option and sell him on – but that is easier said than done.