MU negotiating to extend Rashford, Chelsea contesting the signature of Joao Felix, Barca approaching Inigo Martinez are the main football news today, 5/11.
MU accelerates the extension of Rashford
One of the important sporting priorities of MU In the near future is the contract extension with Marcus Rashford.
After a difficult time working with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, Rashford is now playing prominently at the hands of Erik ten Hag.
The 25-year-old English player is used by coach Ten Hag in many different roles. He currently leads the Red Devils’ scoring list with a total of 7 goals in all competitions.
Rashford’s contract runs until the end of the season, with an option to extend for a further year. That forced MU to soon plan to extend the contract period with the star that the club trained.
Rashford currently earns £200,000 a week. Many major European football clubs are willing to pay higher wages to lure him away from Old Trafford.
Chelsea enter the Joao Felix contest
Spanish media reported, Chelsea decided to join the race for the signature of Joao Felix, who is no longer interested in staying at Atletico.
Cadena SER revealed that Joao Felix’s agent Jorge Mendes is working to bring the former Benfica player to the Premier League.
Joao Felix had many conflicts with coach Diego Simeone. Therefore, the Portuguese player decided to leave Atletico to find himself.
Chelsea are ready to give Joao Felix a chance. The London team needs a new star for the attack, after deciding to sell Romelu Lukaku (currently on loan to Inter), as well as liquidate Hakim Ziyech and Pulisic.
Atletico asked for a transfer fee of 100 million euros. Chelsea thinks this price is not reasonable, as well as consider putting Ziyech in the terms of exchange with the Madrid team.
Barca negotiates Inigo Martinez
Barcelona are considering signing Inigo Martinez, to fill the void left by Gerard Pique when he decided to retire.
Before the match against Almeria in the 13th round of La Liga (3h on November 6), coach Xavi Hernandez confirmed that Barca needed to add a new central defender.
Xavi and Inigo Martinez’s priority. Barca approached the Spaniard last summer but then withdrew.
With Pique’s retirement, Barca is expected to save about 30 million euros in salary (including base salary, taxes and bonuses). This number is enough to help the team invest in a new contract.
Barca, though, want to sign Inigo Martinez for free at the end of the season, instead of paying a transfer fee to Bilbao in January 2023.
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