Chelsea set to make January move for £200,000 a-week Man Utd forward

By | September 24, 2022

Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a January move for Manchester United academy graduate forward Marcus Rashford.

The England international striker’s form took a nosedive under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick last season, and he quickly became a bit-part player for his boyhood team.

A move to either PSG and Arsenal was mooted for Rashford, who only hit four Premier League goals during the 2021-22 campaign and five in all tournaments.

Nevertheless, Erik ten Hag was keen to retain Rashford’s services, and the 24-year-old has enjoyed a revival as the Red Devils forward so far this campaign.

Rashford has three goals and two assists to boast from six Premier League appearances as he takes advantage of Anthony Martial’s fitness woes and Ronaldo’s stint on the bench.

Rashford’s long-term future is still the subject of speculations, though, as his deal at Old Trafford is set to expire in 2023, although the Red Devils do possess the option to extend his stay for one more year.

According to La Repubblica, Chelsea are keeping a watchful eye on Rashford’s current situation at Old Trafford and could make approach in January when the transfer window will be re-opened.

The report claims that Rashford’s versatility would be attractive to new Blues head coach Graham Potter.

The Blues believed that could cough up a yearly salary of €12m (£10.5m) for Rashford if they were to secure his services, but the hefty price tag supposedly does not faze them.