MAR­TIAL ‘WANTS TO LEAVE’ UNITED

Daily Mail - - Sports -

MANCH­ESTER UNITED were rocked last night when French for­ward An­thony Mar­tial’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive said he wants to leave the club. Months of ne­go­ti­a­tions over a new long-term con­tract at Old Trafford have reached an im­passe, with Philippe Lam­bo­ley claim­ing Mar­tial, 22, is un­happy at a lack of assurances over his role. AR­SE­NAL are con­tin­u­ing talks with Bayer Lev­erkusen over a £20m deal for keeper Bernd Leno. The out­lay could be off­set by the sale of David Ospina, 29, to Mex­i­can side Ti­gres. Ar­se­nal hope to seal the £26.5m sign­ing of Sam­p­do­ria mid­fielder Lu­cas Tor­reira — born in Fray Ben­tos, Uruguay — by the week­end.

FOR­MER Old­ham striker Frankie Bunn (left) has re­turned to the club as first-team man­ager. The 55-year-old, who scored 35 goals in 88 games for Old­ham be­tween 1987 and 1990, has signed a one-year deal to suc­ceed Richie Wel­lens. Wel­lens, who only took over from John Sheridan in Oc­to­ber, left his role last week af­ter fail­ing to pre­vent Old­ham slip­ping into League Two on the fi­nal day of the sea­son.

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