Manchester United report: Red Devils fear star attacker will leave club for PSG

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford celebrates a goal for Manchester United in the Premier League (Image credit: Getty)

Manchester United fear they could lose Marcus Rashford to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports, with the French giants keeping close tabs on the situation.

The forward's contract with his boyhood club expires next summer, although United have the option to extend it by 12 months.

Erik ten Hag has confirmed they will do exactly that, telling reporters: "We are talking to them [Rashford and Diogo Dalot] to extend contracts, but we have control because we have an option on all the players and we will exercise those options."

However, PSG could still prise Rashford away from Old Trafford next summer, when he would be a year away from becoming a free agent.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Ligue 1 leaders are willing to make the 25-year-old one of the highest-paid footballers on the planet.

PSG could pay Rashford up to £850,000 per week as they seek a long-term replacement for Neymar, who turns 31 in less than two months.

After a difficult season last time out, Rashford - who is valued at £47.3m by Transfermarkt - has returned to form under Ten Hag this term.

The forward has scored four goals and two assists in 14 league appearances.

United will resume their season against Burnley in the EFL Cup on December 21, before taking on Nottingham Forest in the Premier League six days later.

Ten Hag's side are currently fifth in the table as they target a top-four finish this term.

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Cody Gakpo, who impressed for the Netherlands at the World Cup, has opened the door on a move to Old Trafford amid reports that he is set to leave PSV in the January window.

Erik ten Hag has spoken about Cristiano Ronaldo's exit for the first time after the club and player parted ways by mutual consent last month.

And United reportedly have "no chance" of signing Jude Bellingham, who has been linked with several major European clubs.

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