Transfer Rumour: Martial and Lingard May Exit Old Trafford


From Saturday’s national publications, here are all the main stories and transfer rumors…


Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial figure to be the first two players Manchester United would dismiss in January, although Martial’s £30 million price tag is deterring some potential bidders.

Manchester United stance on Jesse Lingard future - Manchester Evening News
Jesse Lingard

Everton have formally signed a £17 million deal for Ukraine left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko, setting the way for Lucas Digne to leave the club in the January transfer window, having been courted by both Leicester and Newcastle.

Barcelona has stepped up its efforts to get Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani in January, offering him a record-breaking contract.

Youcef Belaili’s contract with Qatar SC was cancelled a day after he scored the goal that knocked Qatar out of the FIFA Arab Cup.


Anthony Martial of Manchester United is set to join Juventus on loan in January.

Anthony Martial

According to rumours in Italy, Arsenal are interested in signing Juventus’ Arthur and Dejan Kulusevski.

After assisting Atletico Mineiro to a local league and cup double in Brazil, Cadiz and Elche are looking to bring Diego Costa back to Spain.

Chelsea has dispatched scouts to see FC Copenhagen wonderkid Roony Bardghji, who recently became Denmark’s youngest goalscorer.


Christian Eriksen’s agency claims that the Denmark international, who was released by Inter Milan on Thursday, is in good health and wishes to return to professional football.

Tottenham has had to train with mannequins due to the large number of players who have been forced to isolate due to positive Covid-19 testing.

Toronto FC’s Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty

Liverpool has asked Toronto teenager Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty for a trial, as Europe’s best clubs continue to monitor the 17-year-old, who has previously represented his country at the senior level.

Barcelona are expected to withdraw their loan agreement with Rapid Vienna for highly-rated winger Yusuf Demir, opting instead to sign the 18-year-old for £8.5 million.

Porto supporters have reacted angrily to reports that the club paid £150,000 for a witch doctor to assist them win the Portuguese title.

To prevent a lengthy stay in quarantine, England fans planning to attend next year’s World Cup in Qatar must be properly vaccinated against Covid.

Because his family is vegan, a Premier League player is refusing to be vaccinated against Covid.


The Premier League will conduct emergency talks with club owners and team managers next week to tackle the mounting disruption caused by Covid, with some clubs expressing a desire for a ‘firebreak’ of fixtures during the Christmas period.


Barcelona are interested in Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, as they try to reduce their salary bill in order to fund a move for Man City’s Ferran Torres.

Mason Greenwood


Mason Greenwood is said to be irritated with Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo due to the Portugal star’s “undroppable” status in the squad.


Rangers have been linked with a move for attacking midfielder Olimpiu Morutan, who has been linked with a move to Ibrox.

Jason Cummings’ Dundee career may be finished after he was sent home from training on Friday after dressing up as The Joker at a Glasgow event the day before.


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