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PSG persist in Marcus Rashford pursuit as £375,000-per-week Man Utd contract talks drag on

Man Utd striker Marcus Rashford

Man Utd striker Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring another goal

Paris Saint-Germain reportedly remain interested in Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford, despite claims that he is close to signing a new contract. 

It seems the Ligue 1 champions could lose Kylian Mbappe either this summer or at the end of next season, so they are on the hunt for a replacement.

Erik ten Hag will no doubt be desperate to keep Rashford at Man Utd. But, if he doesn’t sign a new contract soon, the Red Devils could potentially lose him.

The England international has just one year remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford.

Recent reports have suggested that Rashford is ‘really close’ to penning a hugely lucrative deal at Man Utd, worth £375,000 per week.

However, one week later, nothing has been confirmed. This will be a source of anxiety for Man Utd fans, who understand how important the forward is to the team.

Last season, Rashford scored 30 goals across all competitions and was the driving force behind the Red Devil’s securing a third-place finish and winning the League Cup.

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PSG still interested in Rashford; not confident of deal

As previously reported by TEAMtalk, PSG have held a concrete interest in Rashford for a many months now.

According to transfer journalist Ben Jacobs, that has never gone away.

“The PSG interest in Marcus Rashford is genuine and dates back to last summer,” Jacobs wrote on Twitter.

“The likelihood remains Rashford will sign a new deal. PSG know (Rashford is likely to stay) and have low confidence of success should they chose to move…

“PSG must first resolve the Kylian Mbappe situation. That’s the priority and their focus for now. Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said before he’d love to sign Rashford. But, when PSG explored the deal last summer, sources expressed frustration over talks.

“A meeting was held with Rashford’s camp. And PSG came out of it feeling games were being played, and their interest was being used as leverage.”

As suggested by Jacobs, everything still points towards Rashford signing a new contract with Man Utd.

But, the fact remains that if there is a major twist and for whatever reason he doesn’t, PSG would be the first club knocking on the door for his signature.

For now, the Ligue 1 giants are solely focused on keeping Mbappe. The France international, like Rashford, has just one year remaining on his contract, and he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for some time.

So, Mbappe will definitely be a player to keep an eye on this summer.

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