Manchester United Transfer News: Rashford, Pablo

Rashford A Milan Target Once Again

Marcus Rashford Manchester United

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is being linked with interest from AC Milan.

The Serie A side’s cross-town rivals Inter Milan were linked with Rashford last month.

AC Milan turned their attentions to a loan bid for former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede has rejected the idea of playing during the North American close season and will stay in California to recuperate after a successful season with LA Galaxy.

Rashford is one of a number of potential targets for Milan as they seek to bolster their front line. However, United are expected to dig in their heels with Jose Mourinho refusing to sanction an exit for the England international. He still sees the 21-year-old as part of his plans at Old Trafford despite only three goals in eight Premier League starts and five substitute appearances.

But while Rashford in one of a number of players on the wishlist of Milan sporting director Leonardo he is by no means at the top of that list. The Brazilian is also interested in Liverpool striker Divock Origi.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy claims Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella is his preferred target – if only because he is the most achievable. What’s surprising is that Quagliarella turns 36 at the end of next month.

United Watching Pablo

Manchester United have added the name of Bordeaux central defender Pablo to their list of potential signings in next month’s transfer window.

Fox Sports in Brazil believes Pablo is being tracked by a number of Premier League clubs, including United.

The 27-year-old joined Bordeaux in 2015 in a £1.6million move from Ponte Preta in his homeland. He spent a year back in Brazil in 2017 when he helped Corinthians win the league title. But he headed back to Bordeaux where he made 15 Ligue 1 appearances last season.

However, his performances this season – 13 starts in the league, 11 in the Europa League – have brought him to the attention of a number of English clubs. He has also been called up for Brazil’s four most recent friendly internationals, appearing in two of them.

It isn’t known whether Pablo has a French passport in which case a UK work permit looks unlikely unless a high fee is paid. His contract with Bordeaux runs to 2021.