Sport Manchester United eye move for Ivan Rakitic

22:10  13 april  2018
22:10  13 april  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Martial wanted to discuss a move to Arsenal

  Martial wanted to discuss a move to Arsenal Anthony Martial wanted to speak to Arsenal about a potential move to The Emirates in January. According to The Times, Martial was interested in a transfer to Arsenal in the last transfer window. However, Manchester United refused to let him speak to Arsenal, which is said to have frustrated him. The report claims that he is becoming increasingly unhappy at Manchester United, with his lack of regular game time under Jose Mourinho. The Times also claim that he will consider a move to Juventus in Italy, if they can match Manchester United’s valuation. Alexis Sanchez joined United from Arsenal in January, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. Martial was Arsenal’s first target, before having to settle for Mkhitaryan in the deal. The French forward is said to be annoyed with United for not letting him discuss a move with Arsenal. He is now behind Sanchez in the pecking order at United and looks set for a summer move.

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Manchester United are being linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

According to reports from Spain, as cited by Calciomercato, the Red Devils are interested in a summer swoop for the Croatian midfielder as they aim to bolster their options in the middle.

United have been linked with a number of central midfielders, including Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Toni Kroos, and the latest name to be touted with a move to Old Trafford is Barcelona’s Rakitic.

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However, the Red Devils are not alone in their admiration of the experienced midfielder. If reports are to be believed, Juventus are also considering a summer swoop for Rakitic in the summer transfer window.

Martial wanted to discuss a move to Arsenal

  Martial wanted to discuss a move to Arsenal Anthony Martial wanted to speak to Arsenal about a potential move to The Emirates in January. According to The Times, Martial was interested in a transfer to Arsenal in the last transfer window. However, Manchester United refused to let him speak to Arsenal, which is said to have frustrated him. The report claims that he is becoming increasingly unhappy at Manchester United, with his lack of regular game time under Jose Mourinho. The Times also claim that he will consider a move to Juventus in Italy, if they can match Manchester United’s valuation. Alexis Sanchez joined United from Arsenal in January, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. Martial was Arsenal’s first target, before having to settle for Mkhitaryan in the deal. The French forward is said to be annoyed with United for not letting him discuss a move with Arsenal. He is now behind Sanchez in the pecking order at United and looks set for a summer move.

Manchester United are aiming to land Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic before the midfielder signs a new contract at the Nou Camp, according to reports. Jose Mourinho is eyeing Barcelona ace Ivan Rakitic (Picture: Getty).

Man Utd plot summer move for Barcelona ace Ivan Rakitic due to Philippe Coutinho - report. BARCELONA star Ivan Rakitic is being eyed by Manchester United . By Aaron Stokes.

Rakitic remains a hugely important player for Ernesto Valverde’s men, though, and with his contract still running until 2021 at Camp Nou, a huge price is likely to be required to convince Barca to sell.

The 30-year-old has started 27 La Liga games for his side this season.

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Manchester United don't want to sell Martial to Juventus, says Deschamps .
Didier Deschamps is not sure Juventus will be able to prise Anthony Martial away from Manchester United before next season.Manchester United do not want to sell Anthony Martial to Juventus at the end of the season, according to France head coach Didier Deschamps.

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