Anthony Martial has rejected Manchester United’s latest contract offer.
United want Martial to commit to a new deal that will make him stay with the Red Devils until 2022, with his current contract expiring next summer the only option available is an extension.
The negotiations have been ongoing since last summer’s transfer window in which Jose Mourinho was willing to let go of the Frenchman, and his agent publicly admitted the player was ready to leave Old Trafford.
The United hierarchy have been determined to keep him, with the belief he still has a lot to offer and fearing he could fulfill his potential with another club, having made the 22-year-old the world’s most expensive teenager in a deal from Monaco that could rise to £58m.
This season has been tough on the forward as he has been unable to establish himself in the first-team so far. Making just four Premier League starts, he has scored three goals in six league appearances in all and once in his three Champions League appearances.
Martial signed for United in the summer of 2015 after obvious interest from Tottenham, making a stunning start to his United career under ex-boss Louis van Gaal, scoring 17 goals in his first season.
However, he scored only four Premier League goals the following year and nine in the league last season, as he struggled to establish a place in Mourinho’s side.