Despite his clear talent and the fact that he has youth on his side, Marcus Rashford's place at Manchester United is far from assured. Jose Mourinho has, during his tenure, opted for Romelu Lukaku in the main striking role at the club, which has been to the detriment of Rashford's development as a centre forward.
Rashford has managed two goals this season in 13 appearances in the PL, four of which came as a substitute, and there has been the the view that he will need to leave Old Trafford in order to fulfil his potential.
One club that may give him that option is Juventus, according to a report by Paul Joyce of the Times, who writes that the Bianconeri are 'compiling a dossier' on the 21-year-old and are taking out 'checks on the England striker's character and background'.
Rashford has a contract at United until 2020 with the club having the option to extend that by another year, but any potential deal would hinge on the club being able to guarantee first team football.
In more positive United transfer news, Everton Soares has responded to reports of the club's interest in him. The 22-year-old striker has been in fine form for Gremio this term and was recently capped by Brazil against the USA:
We all hear the rumours at some point, right?
I’m going through an exceptional phase, and we know how hard it is when clubs from England look at Brazilian players, for their quality.
Let’s see what happens at the end of the season, wait until it is over, and see what’s best both for me and Gremio.
Soares' price tag is reportedly a hefty €60 million which may put Ed Woodward off, especially following fellow Brazilian Fred's slow start to life at Old Trafford.