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Transfer Rumor Roundup: United pull out of Lindelof bid and more

Italy v Sweden - Group E: UEFA Euro 2016

TOULOUSE, FRANCE - JUNE 17: Simone Zaza of Italy tackles Victor Lindelof of Sweden during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Sweden at Stadium Municipal on June 17, 2016 in Toulouse, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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Despite various reports suggesting a potential deal was all but done for Manchester United to acquire Victor Lindelof, it appears Jose Mourinho won’t sign the Swede.

BBC is reporting that Mourinho is content with his central defense options at this stage, prompting the Portuguese manager to withdraw his club’s bid for Lindelof.

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United could also be sending one of its young attacking talents away on loan, according to a player’s agent.

With Anthony Martial lacking in playing time this season, agent Philippe Lamboley says that the young Frenchman would consider a move elsewhere in order to re-establish himself.

Sevilla is currently rumored as one of the sides to have interest in Martial despite being afforded less opportunities to shine since Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford. The 21-year-old has scored just one Premier League goal in 11 appearances this season for the Red Devils.


Meanwhile, Chelsea has expressed interest in a budding Serie A midfielder that has drawn some major interest from other top European sides.

The Blues are reportedly interested in Atalanta’s Franck Kessie and have submitted a $26 million bid for the 20-year-old Ivorian. This season, Kessie has already notched six goals and Chelsea will face some competition for the youngster.

Manchester United and Juventus have also shown their interest in Kessie, so it should be an intriguing battle for the Atalanta man in January.