Manchester United reject offer for £250k-a-week player

Manchester United have rejected Sevilla’s initial offer for want-away forward, Anthony Martial.

Martial is desperate to leave Old Trafford for more game time, having fallen down the pecking order.

The Frenchman’s agent, Philippe Lamboley, revealed earlier in December that he wants to leave, telling Sky Sports News, “Anthony wishes to leave the club in January.

“He just needs to play. He doesn’t want to stay in January and I will speak to the club soon.”

Rangnick did confirm talks with Martial, with reports suggesting that Man United won’t let him leave unless an appropriate offer is received for him.

According to ESPN, Sevilla have tabled a loan offer for Martial, which has been turned down by the club.

The Spanish side are offering to take him until the end of the season, while they also cover half of his weekly wages. However, the report adds that United want a loan fee, and his salary covered in full.

Speaking to the media about his meeting with Martial earlier this week, Rangnick said, “We spoke at length.

“He explained to me he’s been at Manchester United now for the last seven years and he feels it’s the right time for a change, to go somewhere else.

“I think in a way this is understandable, I could follow his thoughts, but on the other hand, it’s also important to see the situation of the club.

“We have Covid times, we have three competitions in which we still have high ambitions and we want to be as successful as we can be.

“I told him ‘listen, as long as there is no club showing interest in him [he will stay]’ and it should not only be in the interest of the player it should also be in the interest of the club.”