Date: 9th December 2022 at 10:00am
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England face France on Saturday in a huge quarter-final clash at the World Cup in Qatar. 

Gareth Southgate’s side reached the semi-finals of the last World Cup in Russia four years ago, and were runners-up at Euro 2020, but they will be hoping to go one better this time around.

The England boss will have plenty of difficult decisions to make ahead of the match, with so many of his players in fine form going into the game.

Marcus Rashford was dropped for the win over Senegal in the last 16, despite having netted a brace against Wales in The Three Lions’ final group game against Wales.

It remains to be seen whether the Manchester United star will return to the starting line up for the game against France, but in the meantime it appears that Rashford is a target for one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

As reported by Sky Sports, French champions Paris Saint-Germain could make a move for the forward, who is set to be out of contract next summer.

The club’s president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has admitted that he is an admirer of the Englishman, and insisted that any club in the world would jump at the opportunity to sign him for free.

“He’s another player that is really amazing,” Al-Khelaifi said when questioned about the England international.

Rashford is pushing for a start against France

“And for free? To have Rashford for free, every club would run after him, definitely.”

The PSG boss also revealed that the club have previously been in contact with Rashford, and also admitted that they would move for the player if he was available.

“We’re not hiding it, we spoke before and… interest. But the moment was not a good moment for both sides. Maybe, summer, why not?”

“Today if he’s a free agent of course we can talk to him directly but we are not going to talk to him now. Let him focus on the World Cup. Then after in January, hopefully, if we’re interested we will talk to him.”

Rashford’s brace against Wales took his tally to three goals at the World Cup having netted against Iran in England’s first match.

He has also started the season strongly for The Red Devils, netting eight goals and registering three assists across all competitions so far this term.

The 25-year-old has been a regular for United for several seasons now, but he will soon enter into the final six months of his contract and his future is therefore in doubt.

It has previously been claimed that United have the option to extend the player’s deal by a further 12 months, although it remains to be seen whether or not they will activate that clause.

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