Anthony Martial

Manchester United has rejected a loan offer for striker Anthony Martial from Sevilla.

Sky Sports had reported on Tuesday that Sevilla had made an official bid for Martial whom they wanted on a six months loan deal but Manchester United in a rejoinder revealed that the bid had been rejected.

The reports claim that the La Liga side had offered to pay half of Martial’s £150,000-a-week wages, though United are only willing to let him leave if someone covers the full cost of his salary as well as pays a loan fee.

United coach Ralf Rangnik had stated that he talked with Martial and the player wanted out with the Frenchman omitted from the club’s last outing against Newcastle United.

United spent an initial £36 million to sign Martial from Monaco in 2015, though a number of add-ons have since been triggered to take the total cost of the transfer to over £50m.

Apart from Sevilla, there have been reports that the likes of Newcastle, Arsenal, and Juventus have an interest in the player who wants more game time so as to improve his chances of making the French 2022 World Cup team in the summer.

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