Marcus Rashford to Arsenal transfer: Man Utd contract situation, Barcelona interest, Gunners’ plan

A look at the Marcus Rashford situation as Arsenal continue to be linked with a move for the Manchester United star.

Arsenal continue to be linked with a move for Manchester United star Marcus Rashford ahead of this summer.

Rashford faces an uncertain future at Old Trafford, out of contract in 2023 and yet to put pen-to-paper on a new deal.

It remains to be seen whether the appointment of Erik ten Hag will change anything, but it has been reported for some time that Rashford is uncertain about what the future holds.

If he decides not to pen a new deal, United may be forced to sell the forward, and Arsenal have been tipped to complete a move in that scenario.

Here is what we know so far.

Rashford contract situation

According to ESPN, United are keen to tie Rashford down to new terms to avoid losing him this summer.

But it’s also claimed the forward is reluctant to commit his future just yet, unsure of what he wants to do long term.

Rashford may have to decide by this summer, with United likely to be reluctant to allow him to go into the final year of his deal.

Rashford to Arsenal links

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Rashford by a number of outlets, but according to Football Insider, they have already set money aside for the England star.

It’s claimed the Gunners are willing to spend around £45million to pull off a deal, and that price sounds about right given United aren’t in a strong negotiating position.

It’s claimed Rashford is a key target for Arsenal, who are likely to reinforce their front line this summer.

Barcelona’s Rashford interest

Barcelona are another club to have been linked with a move for Rashford ahead of this summer.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are considering a move for the forward as an alternative to some of the bigger moves they have been linked with.

Rashford is a more affordable option compared to the likes of Robert Lewandowski and others, and it seems a deal is being considered as the Spanish giants continue to monitor the situation.