Premier League giants moved in to sign the 25-year-old Man United keeper
Tottenham Hotspur have targeted Manchester United keeper Sam Johnstone as back-up to Hugo Lloris, according to a story.
The 25-year-old hinted earlier this month that he will consider leaving Old Trafford when his contract ends at the conclusion of the campaign.
Johnstone has performed well in the second league with Aston Villa this campaign and is wanted by the Villans on a permanent basis; however, Sun claims that Tottenham will provide competition.
Man United are believed to have still the option of extending the Englishman’s deal by a further 12 months, however, which they may take up before then selling him for a fee.
Michel Vorm is the Lilywhites’ current second-choice keeper, being limited to 10 starts in all tournaments this term only one of which has come in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are eyeing a swoop for Anthony Martial, however, will face strong competition for the unsettled Manchester United winger, according to the Telegraph.
The winger forged a reputation as one of the most exciting young talents in Europe during his time at Monaco and earned a move to Man United in 2015 that’s so far cost the club £44m including various add-ons.
The 22-year-old has scored 36 goals and 27 assists in his 131 appearances in all tournaments so far at Old Trafford. However, Martial has struggled to reject a regular first-team spot under Jose Mourinho.
The Frenchman has started just 16 Premier League matches and hasn’t started a game in any tournament for almost a month since being accused by Mourinho of ‘hiding’ during the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Brighton.
Alexis Sanchez’s arrival from Arsenal in January has seen Martial drop down the pecking order while Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard are also competing for spots in an attack.
Although Martial is believed to be settled in Manchester and would ideally like to remain, the Telegraph claim he’s becoming increasingly disappointed with his bit-part role under Mourinho.
The attackers current deal ends in 2019 and while United have an option to automatically extend the deal until 2020, the outlet says talks over a new long-term contract have stalled after Martial rejected the teams latest offer.