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Anthony Martial is a wanted man. After reportedly attracting from Arsenal - stop your sniggering at the back - Martial is also getting covetous glances fr-...seriously, stop your laughing. Arsenal are a big club, why wouldn’t A- hahahahaha. Okay. Where were we? Right. Barcelona are apparently also sniffing around our Tony Marshall, say the Daily Mail, citing Mundo Deportivo. This move makes no sense either, as Martial would be leaving direct competition with Marcus Rashford for direct competition with Ousmane Dembélé, but the newspaper back pages won’t fill themselves.

Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing up a move for David de Gea. Long linked with Real Madrid, de Gea has emerged as a target for the cash rich and glory hungry Parisian giants(?), as they attempt to continue their remarkable spending spree. This is usually the kind of story that can be dismissed as claptrap, but many people would’ve put Neymar-to-PSG-for-200m in that same category, and we see how that one ended.

Speaking of the Spanish stopper, congratulations are in order for Big Dave, who has rightfully been named to the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon D’or.

United are being linked with a surprise summer move for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can. Can, who is out of contract next summer, has long been rumored to be on the radar of those shrewd transfer market operators over at Juventus. This report on TalkSport says that José Mourinho see Can as a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick, which conveniently ignores the Michael Carrick replacement Mourinho just signed two months ago. While Can has shown flashes of potential excellence, he is currently an average player struggling to get into an average team.

The Ivan Perišić stories refuse to die.