Tottenham knocked back in shock move for Man Utd star

Tottenham knocked back in shock move for Man Utd star

Tottenham knocked back in shock move for Man Utd star

Manchester United have rejected a bid from Tottenham for Anthony Martial, the Sun have reported.

He has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in a bid for first-team football.

The 21-year-old enjoyed an excellent first season in the Premier League after he moved from Monaco to United in 2015, but his playing time decreased sharply last season.

Martial operates on the left flank for United and he would slip further down the pecking order if United complete a sensational move for Gareth Bale.

Anthony Martial plays for Manchester United versus West Ham in the Premier League
GETTY Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants Manchester United star Anthony Martial

The 21-year-old, who lit up the Premier League during his first season in English football, scoring 17 goals and earning a plethora of rave reviews along the way, made just 25 Premier League appearances, last season, with Mourinho using the French global in a more rotational manner than his predecessor Louis Van Gaal did.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has been looking for a new wide forward and missed out on signing Christian Benteke, who opted to extend his stay with Crystal Palace.

Now reports are suggesting that Premier League runners-up Spurs did launch a bid for the highly-rated player.

They have also retained an interest in Balde Keita of Lazio but the offer from Martial comes as Tottenham look to secure up to three signings before August's transfer deadline in just three weeks.

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