Manchester United have no intention of selling Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial before tonight’s 11pm deadline.
The Red Devils have been active in the transfer market with the likes of Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo arriving through the door.
With the transfer deadline fast approaching, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now be keen to keep hold of his star players.
The Norwegian has already sanctioned Dan James’ £25m move to rivals Leeds which is expected to be finalised today, but he has a different approach to Martial and Cavani.
According to The Athletic, he wants both players as part of his plans this year.
Reports surfaced today of Barcelona opening talks with United over a late deal for the Uruguayan striker.
Cavani has reportedly already given his OK to the switch to Camp Nou but he’ll be met with a firm ‘no’ from United.
As for Martial, he is said to have been talked about amongst PSG intermediaries as a potential replacement for Kylian Mbappe should he join Real Madrid.
Mbappe is desperate to complete a move to his dream club but PSG are reluctant to let him leave this late in the window.
Martial has struggled for consistency at Old Trafford in recent years and the arrival of Sancho and Ronaldo could see his playing time limited next term.
But it seems Solskjaer doesn’t want to be left short by allowing any more attacking options to leave and any late move from PSG would be rejected.
Last week, former Red Devils midfielder Owen Hargreaves suggested Cavani and Martial could find themselves surplus to requirements.
‘Could it be Cavani and Martial? You could see someone go out,’ he said.
‘Cavani’s been amazing for Manchester United but Cristiano is Cristiano.
‘He will want that number seven shirt and I’m guessing Cavani will respect that.
‘Maybe Cavani will go somewhere where he’ll play more regularly.
‘Martial would be a great swap, you’d think there would be a lot of takers for him.’
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