Man Utd ‘refuse to budge in Anthony Martial transfer negotiations as Sevilla target Moussa Dembele as alternative

SEVILLA are rumoured to be eyeing Moussa Dembele as a possible transfer alternative to Anthony Martial.

Reports in Spain claim the club are interested in a potential loan and option to buy, with their chase of the United striker hitting the buffers.

Sevilla, who play Celta Viga later, are thought to see Martial as one of their top targets for a temporary switch.

And Spanish outlet Marca claims the France forward, 26, is among a number of Red Devils who could be facing an Old Trafford departure.

Reports claim the player is open to the possibility of a move abroad with Juventus and Barcelona among the sides thought to be keen on the striker.

The forward, who was left out of the squad that faced Aston Villa last Saturday, has made just seven Prem appearances so far this term.

Marca reports United, who play West Ham today, could potentially retain the forward if loan talks falter.  

Negotiations between the Prem giants and Sevilla, who are four points behind LaLiga leaders Real Madrid, are thought to be ongoing.

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And it is believed Sevilla will turn their attention to Dembele, 25, if their talks with United failed to produce their desired outcome.

The forward, who joined Lyon on a five-year deal from Celtic in 2018, spent the second half of last season on loan at Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

The Frenchman struggled with an injured thigh and a cracked shinbone during his stint in Spain and failed to get on the scoresheet for the LaLiga outfit.

However, he has regained his form this term netting six times in 14 Ligue One appearances for his side who are tenth in France’s top tier.

Dembele’s compatriot Martial is reportedly one of three Manchester United players who could be set for a potential exit.

The forward has netted 79 times 268 appearances for the club.

German newspaper Bild reports Ralf Rangnick could be set to allow the striker to depart along with Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani.

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