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Chelsea transfer news: Owners ‘interested’ in signing Marcus Rashford from Man Utd on free | Football | Sport


Chelsea’s latest owners are concerned about signing Marcus Rashford on a free transfer should he fail to agree a latest contract with Manchester United, in response to reports. The England international is now beginning to hit form under Erik ten Hag after putting Arsenal to the sword last Sunday, when he struck twice and assisted Antony’s opener within the 3-1 victory over the Gunners at Old Trafford.

Rashford has had a rough ride in recent times most notably under interim boss Ralf Rangnick, who was not afraid to ditch him from the club’s starting XI.

There was even talk that Rashford’s profession prospects might be higher served elsewhere as he contract at United slowly trickled down.

His current deal is attributable to expire at the top of the season in June 2023 but each United and the attacker are hoping to achieve an agreement over an extension.

Paris Saint-Germain had shown interest in Rashford this summer however the forward is in favour of continuous his story along with his boyhood club as he targets more trophies and medals with the Red Devils.

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It is also suggested that Rashford is held in high regard by Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid.

Having already scored three goals in six Premier League matches this season, Rashford is only one goal shy of equalling his tally for the whole lot of the 2021/22 campaign.

The United youth graduate did pick up a hamstring niggle within the second half against Arsenal that might potentially disrupt his effective form, although he has since trained with the squad.

Rashford can have the grit between his teeth as he seeks to force his way back into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

Latest Chelsea boss Graham Potter is anticipated to be immediately backed within the January transfer window after he signed a long-term cope with the Blues.

Potter could have actually been managing Rashford at Manchester United, nonetheless, the Red Devils decided against appointing the previous Brighton boss on two separate occasions last season.

Todd Boehly is confident that Chelsea’s latest summer signings will come good within the second half of the season but in the event that they don’t – the chequebook can be called upon once more.

Rashford is believed to be highly-rated by Boehly and Clearlake Capital and may his contract turn into a problem at United – Chelsea look able to throw their hat into the ring.

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