Anthony Martial rejects Man United
On Wednesday the English press have caught up to the breaking news out of France on Tuesday.
RMC Sport broke the news that Anthony Martial has rejected a new offer from Man United to stay at Old Trafford.
Man United offered Martial a five year deal.
The 22-year-old, who is under contract until 2019, has 11 goals and 10 assists in 40 appearances this season.
Tottenham vs Man United
RMC Sport announced that Tottenham could be a possible suitor for Martial if he indeed does leave United this summer.
That report has been supported by Paul Hirst in the Times on Wednesday.
As well as naming Tottenham, Juventus and PSG are named as potential destinations for the French international forward.
Anthony Martial demands ‘guarantees’
But will Martial leave the Theatre of Dreams?
The Times believe Martial’s position is not irreversible, and the Gallic star could yet change his mind.
But Martial is playing hardball with United, and he’s making demands:
Anthony Martial will seek assurances from Jose Mourinho about his Manchester United future after becoming disillusioned at his failure to hold down a regular place in the first team.
Will United bow to the player’s demands? That feels hugely unlikely.
The Times even indicate as much, by noting that some at Old Trafford have been unimpressed with Martial:
Mourinho’s staff have been concerned about Martial’s application in training and his concentration levels.
Martial is now the third choice at United, behind Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford.
After beating Man City in the derby last time out, Man United are back in action this weekend with a home match against West Brom.