Tottenham and Arsenal will go head-to-head for an out of favour Man Utd star in January, while a Chelsea star has hinted at a new year exit, according to Thursday’s papers.
TOTTENHAM, ARSENAL IN JANUARY BATTLE FOR MAN UTD STAR
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has “lost patience” with Anthony Martial, who is set to join another Premier League club, with Tottenham and Arsenal believed to be keen on the Frenchman.
Mourinho’s decision has been sparked by Marcus Rashford’s sparkling displays playing as a central striker for England, with the United forward scoring twice against Spain and Switzerland.
The report in the Daily Express claims that Mourinho is now convinced that Rashford can play centrally and no longer needs Martial as an attacking option at Old Trafford.
Martial has really struggled to make any kind of impact this season and had been expected to be moved on this summer, with clubs in England and Italy keen on the France forward.
Both Spurs and Arsenal are known admirers of the 22-year-old and the report goes on to state that the north London giants are expected to be among a number of clubs bidding for his signature in the new year.
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Marcus Rashford is determined to stay at Manchester United and fight for a first-team place (The Sun)
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has opened the door for a potential return to Crystal Palace on loan (The Sun)
Watford skipper Troy Deeney has revealed manager Javi Gracia has brought in fines if the players are late for training – £100 per minute (The Sun)
John Terry could become a coach at Chelsea after turning down a move to Spartak Moscow (The Sun)
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has demanded an improvement from his players amid relegation fears (Daily Express)
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Gareth Southgate has admitted Jack Butland faces an uphill battle to stay in England’s squad as a Championship player (Daily Mirror)
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