Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Marcus Rashford from Manchester United as they plan the potential exit of Lionel Messi next summer.
The Ligue 1 champions are understood to have contacted Rashford’s agent to explore a possible move.
Rashford has entered the final year of his current contract at Old Trafford, although United retain the option to extend his tenure for a further year.
PSG have long admired the United Academy graduate and are keen to already have a replacement for Messi should the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner depart next summer.
Messi’s existing tenure expires at the end of the season but includes an option for a third year at Parc des Princes.
In that case, Rashford would be part of a redesigned attack built around Kylian Mbappe.
Rashford has endured a difficult year on the pitch, struggling for form and losing his place in the England squad as a result.
Although the 24-year-old was once considered a mainstay in Gareth Southgate’s squad, he is currently unlikely to earn a place in the squad for the World Cup in Qatar.
Rashford scored just four Premier League goals in 25 games for United last season but has spoken of his desire to get back on form under new manager Erik ten Hag.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/marcus-rashford-psg-man-utd-b2143471.html PSG have targeted Marcus Rashford as Lionel Messi’s long-term replacement