Barcelona keep watch on Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford
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TOP STORY: Barca keep watch on Man United’s Rashford
Mundo Deportivo report Barcelona considering move for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.
Rashford previously said in an interview with The Guardian that Barcelona are one of two clubs, alongside Real Madrid, that he would consider leaving Manchester United, and it looks like the Catalan side are watching the England star’s moves in the goal to make an approach in 2022 or January 2023.
Financial problems mean Barca are unable to move in January, or maybe even at the end of the current season, but they are aware that the 24-year-old’s contract ends in 2023 and that ‘he’s been moving in for the past 18 months.
With that in mind, Xavi Hernandez’s side are confident they can tempt the striker at Camp Nou rather than taking the option of an extra year at Old Trafford.
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The American’s form has seen its ups and downs since joining Juve from Schalke and Leeds believe he has the perfect attributes to help them score points in the Premier League. Not only that, but it is also in their price range. However, Bielsa will have to work his magic to persuade him that a relegation battle is more appealing than the Serie A top of the line.
– Southampton is the surprise leader of France’s prodigy race Mohamed ali cho, according to Le Soleil. Cho, 17, has been one of the stars of Ligue 1 this season, his performances for Angers catapulting him into the consciousness of some of Europe’s top clubs, including Chelsea. However, Southampton believe they can skip the line by offering him immediate first-team football. Cho is quick, skillful and has previously featured in Everton and Paris Saint-Germain academies.
– Barcelona are confident they can persuade Gavi to extend his contract, and they are keen to prevent potential suitors from making future offers, according to Fabrice Romano. Gavi was born the same year Lionel Messi made his Barcelona debut in Catalonia, and the 17-year-old has been a bright spark in what has been a brutal season for Barca. His last wonderful goal, in a 3-2 win over Elche, made the club even more determined to keep him and lead their next generation under Xavi, and they hope to secure a new five-year deal with him. In the coming months.
– Liverpool are looking for reinforcements from attackers in January and Marca believes the FC Porto striker Luis Diaz is at the top of their list. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is set to lose the services of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2022, and Diaz has impressed the German boss both domestically, where he has scored 11 times. in 14 matches, and in the Champions League. this season. L’Equipe recently suggested Liverpool could replace the Lille striker Jonathan david too, while the Daily Star believes Klopp could make a step for the two if he can downsize his squad first.
– The fun is about to start at Newcastle United, with The Sun saying Anthony Martial is expected to be the first of a number of signings in January. The Magpies could pay a £ 6million loan fee to secure the runaway Frenchman from Manchester United until the end of the season, and they could follow that with a move for Edin dzeko too much. Martial is eager to move to get more first-team football and although Juventus have expressed interest, Newcastle are hoping their £ 1million per month offer will blow the Italians out of the water.