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Sevilla abandon attempts to sign Anthony Martial on loan from Manchester United


Martial eager to leave Old Trafford this month (Picture: Getty)

Sevilla are prepared to abandon their attempts to sign Anthony Martial on loan from Manchester United this month.

The France international is eager to leave Old Trafford during the January transfer window having fallen down the pecking order at the club.

The forward has not featured under Ralf Rangnick since the German’s arrival as interim boss in November and has managed just 359 minutes in total across all competitions this season.

Martial was understood to be keen on a loan move to Sevilla but that deal has stalled with the La Liga side reluctant to meet United’s demands.

The Premier League side want the club to pay half of Martial’s salary – thought to be around 250,000-per-week – and a loan fee up front.

Martial has scored one goal this season (Picture: Getty)

Sevilla have not met that figure and according to Marca, the club are now exploring other options.

The report adds a move for Martial is now effectively ruled out unless United back down on their demands.

Dean Henderson is another player keen on leaving United during the January transfer window.

Speaking after Monday’s FA Cup third round win over Aston Villa, Rangnick confirmed the goalkeeper asked to leave in December but the United boss is reluctant to let him leave.

‘A couple of weeks ago he asked me [if he could leave] but I told him I’d rather have him stay until the end of the season,” the manager said after the win over Aston Villa,’ Rangnick said.

‘We are very happy with our goalkeepers but if it’s up to me I wouldn’t want him to leave.’


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