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Manchester United’s private talks over Star future as Jadon Sancho nears transfer

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Manchester United are on the verge of signing Jadon Sancho. And, with that the case, Anthony Martial has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

However, just weeks ago, it emerged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had talked with the Glazers about the France international – stressing his importance to the side.

An agreement with Borussia Dortmund over a fee has been reached and the 21-year-old has even told his England team-mates he’ll be strutting his stuff at Old Trafford next term.

Since then, it’s emerged Martial could be sold.

The France international endured a troublesome campaign last time out, scoring just seven goals across all competitions.

And, even before injury cruelly struck to end his season, he’d fallen behind Edinson Cavani in the Old Trafford pecking order.

With Sancho primed to join, the 25-year-old may find his chances of regular action diminished next term.

After all, Solskjaer no longer relies on him to be the main No 9 at the club and the arrival of another wide player means his path to a starting berth has become complicated.

But the Daily Mail stated at the end of May that the Norwegian had stressed Martial’s importance to the club’s powerbrokers.

It was claimed the United manager had told the Glazers that an attack consisting of Martial, Sancho, Cavani Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood is good enough to propel his side to title glory next term.

So it seems unlikely the club will jettison him, even if Sancho’s move is mere steps away.

The question for Solskjaer is, however, what version of the France international will he be getting next season?

There’s no denying Martial has talent. He started his time with the club in fine form, scoring 17 goals across all competitions during his maiden campaign under Louis van Gaal.

Following the appointment of Jose Mourinho, however, the hitman struggled for consistency.

Martial was one of United’s best players under Solskjaer in the 2019/2020 campaign, scoring 23 goals – more than any other player on the club’s books.

But his regression last term shows that he’s still somebody battling to achieve the consistency the great players on the planet all possess.

However, if Martial proves his critics wrong, United will be onto a winner.

And the prospect of the France international getting back to his best, playing alongside Sancho and Co, seems to be why Solskjaer is so keen for him to stay.

Speaking recently, Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher recently expressed a belief that Martial wasn’t good enough to lead the line on a weekly basis.

“I think they could maybe improve at centre-back but they need a young Cavani, basically. That’s what the club needs,” he said.

“They’ve persisted with Anthony Martial as the striker for a couple of years.

“He’s a good player, but I don’t think he’s a great player who’ll take them to a Premier League or Champions League title, which is what they need.

“So two players at both ends of the pitch – a centre-back and a centre forward – and then I don’t think they’re that far away.”

Carragher also expressed a belief the Red Devils needed ‘one or two’ additions to close the gap on Manchester City.

“It would be a jump, of course it would be,” he said.

“But I actually think Man Utd get too much criticism for what they’re doing right now. Man City are phenomenal… we’re talking about a team who were on the verge of doing the quadruple and could still do a treble.

“Man Utd are 10 points behind but when you see the distance that some teams in second and third have been behind [the champions in the past], 10 points doesn’t sound too bad to me.

“We’re talking about a team who haven’t lost away from home in the Premier League this season and I think they’ve only lost one game in their last 20 or so in all competitions – in the FA Cup at Leicester – they come from behind to win games, so I think there’s a lot to be excited about.

“They’ll need one or two players in the summer but that’ll be the same for every team.”

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Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea set to battle it out for Atletico Madrid forward

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Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea are all set to battle it out for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.

Felix has endured a difficult start to the season for Atletico and is yet to score in five starts in the league.

Last season wasn’t much better for Felix, only managing 24 league starts.
With competition up top including French international Antoine Griezmann, Felix is often used as a rotation option under Diego Simeone.

Now, according to Fichajes, a move to the Premier League could be on the cards, with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal all interested in signing the striker.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea will need to find a long-term replacement for their current first-choice strikers.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both reaching the latter stage of their careers for their respective clubs, so bringing a player with a similar age profile to Felix would be a smart move.

A move to Arsenal may not benefit Felix’s development as much, with Gabriel Jesus performing exceptionally well for the North London club and still only 25 years old.

 

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Manchester United transfer news RECAP plus fixture updates and Cody Gakpo latest

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Manchester United and fellow Premier League clubs are counting down the days until they can strike-up further business in the transfer market. Erik ten Hag welcomed six players to Old Trafford during his first window and they have all made their mark in the starting XI.

Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez have all quickly become mainstays, while Antony broke a record set by Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he scored on Sunday night. That 2-1 victory over Everton also saw former Real Madrid player Casemiro handed his first Premier League start for the club.

Martin Dubravka was the other recruit, signing on a season-long loan from Newcastle.

With one eye on January and future windows, meanwhile, United are understood to still have Frenkie de Jong on their radar, while elite clubs from across Europe will be queuing up for Jude Bellingham should he decided to leave Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the near transfer window.
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So good’: Reece James and Carney Chukwuemeka react to display from £135m star Chelsea reportedly want to sign

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Jude Bellingham shined yet again last night for Borussia Dortmund on the Champions League stage, which received some interesting reaction from a Chelsea perspective.

England star Bellingham, 19, scored in Dortmund’s 1-1 draw against Sevilla. It means the teenage midfielder has now scored in all four Champions League group stage matches so far this season

Afterwards, Bellingham posted on Instagram “more to do” following Dortmund’s midweek result in Europe.

There were some interesting replies in the comment section, especially from two current Chelsea stars.

“Another day at the office”, Reece James posted.

Carney Chukwuemeka added: “So, so good”.

Bellingham in Champions League

Another Bellingham masterclass in the Champions League highlights why Chelsea, along with other elite teams, are linked with his signature.

German publication Bild report that Chelsea are now favourites to sign Bellingham ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Another Bellingham masterclass in the Champions League highlights why Chelsea, along with other elite teams, are linked with his signature.

German publication Bild report that Chelsea are now favourites to sign Bellingham ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Bellingham plays alongside plenty of Chelsea stars on the international stage with England, so let’s hope they can put in a good word to try tempt him to the Bridge.

He’s an all – action central midfielder that offers so much both offensively and defensively.

 

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