The Times have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have come up short in their attempts to sign Marcus Rashford from Manchester United.

Rashford is coming off the most difficult season of his career to date, finding the back of the net just five times for United across all competitions in 2021/22 (Transfermarkt).

The England international, who has just 12 months left to run on his contract with the Red Devils, has also lost his place in the Three Lions squad. 

Roberto De Fanti reported this week on Caughtoffside that Spurs opened talks with the player’s camp but the North London club felt that negotiating a deal for the 24-year-old would be ‘virtually impossible’ after United put his valuation between £70m and £80m.

The Times now claim that Antonio Conte’s men want a forward who can play across the frontline and felt that Rashford would fit the criteria.

The forward’s contract situation and the fact that he is homegrown allegedly made him an appealing option for the Lilywhites.

However, it is explained that Tottenham were informed that Rashford would like to stay at Old Trafford and impress new boss Erik Ten Hag.

Spurs Web Opinion

Despite Rashford’s struggles this season, I never thought United would let him leave. However, the fact that Spurs have pursued a forward of the 24-year-old’s quality is a sign that we are setting our sights fairly high this summer. A late move for someone like Lautaro Martinez cannot be ruled out. 

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