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Tottenham transfer bid for Anthony Martial 'rejected by Manchester United'

Tottenham have had a bid rejected for Anthony Martial, according to reports in his native France.

The 21-year-old forward’s future at Manchester United has been in doubt this summer with Jose Mourinho preferring wide players that will play with more defensive discipline than the French international.

His name came up in transfer talks with Inter when United were trying to secure the signing of Ivan Perisic, and Spurs have now made a concrete offer for Martial’s services – according to RMC Sport.

Tottenham have denied that an offer has been made for the player, but The Independent understands that there is genuine interest in the player.

Mauricio Pochettino has been looking for a wide forward this summer, missing out on Wilfried Zaha in May as he signed a long-term contract extension with Crystal Palace.

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. 

The Premier League runners-up begin the new campaign at Newcastle on Sunday.

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