Two days ago, ABC Sevilla stated that Manchester United has rejected Sevilla’s first proposal to take Anthony Martial on a loan deal in the winter market.
After the agent revealed the forward wants to leave Old Trafford, Ralf Rangnick confirmed the player has also expressed his desire to move elsewhere next month.
The La Liga side seems to be the 26-year-old’s preferred destination, but there is still a difference of €6m between the two clubs that needs sorting out, according to ABC Sevilla.
It’s claimed the Spanish club’s initial offer was worth €4m, while United demanded €10m, which includes a loan fee.
The newspaper states: ‘Sevilla cannot and should not approach a deal like that, although it is worth making an effort with the second proposal, cutting differences and trying to bring positions closer to the Red Devils’.
Los Nervionenses were ‘not overly confident’ of the Premier League side accepting the first proposal for the France international. They knew it was the start of the ‘classic tug-of-war’.
The ex-Monaco man ‘squeezes’ and is ‘going to squeeze everything in his hands’ so that United ‘meet his wish’ and reach an agreement with the La Liga club. He and his agent trust Sevilla will be able to close the deal for a loan transfer in January.
With Martial keen to join Sevilla and Lopetegui’s side wanting to have him, if conditions suit them, it’ll be interesting to see how this case develops.