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Chelsea ‘remain interested in Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford’

Chelsea ‘remain interested in Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford’

Chelsea have reportedly retained an interest in signing Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.

The Blues went on a spending spree during the summer transfer window, getting deals for the likes of Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the line with regards to the attack.

However, there is every indication that the West Londoners will spend more money during the two periods for business during 2023.

Chairman and co-owner Todd Boehly and a new-look recruitment team will currently be assessing the market with regards to potential new arrivals.

According to journalist Simon Jones, who was speaking on Substack, Chelsea have not ended their previous interest in Rashford.

Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring for Manchester United on August 22, 2022© Reuters

When Chelsea were initially considering a move for the long-serving United forward, he had been coming off a poor season at Old Trafford and was not regarded as a certain starter.

However, the 25-year-old’s situation has considerably improved since the arrival of Erik ten Hag, who views the England international as a key man.

Rashford has contributed eight goals and three assists in all competitions during 2022-23, his form leading to a recall to the Three Lions squad for the World Cup.

Although he was only selected among the replacements for Monday’s opener against Iran, Rashford came off the substitutes’ bench and netted within a minute of his introduction.

Marcus Rashford scores a disallowed goal for Manchester United on October 9, 2022© Reuters

Rashford’s current contract is due to expire at the end of the season, with United possessing the option to extend those terms by a further 12 months.

At worst, an activation of that clause is a certainty, but there have been suggestions that United want to tie Rashford down to a longer deal.

Rashford recently moved into three figures in terms of goals scored, now contributing 101 goals and 61 assists from his 322 appearances in all competitions.

Jones adds that Rashford was left “unsettled” by the arrival of Ronaldo in August 2021, although it is increasingly likely that the Portuguese superstar has played his last game for United due to his recent attack on, among other things, head coach Ten Hag.

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