According to the source, the two Premier League clubs are currently in negotiations with Espanyol to pay a sum that is substantially lower than the buyout clause of the Denmark international player, which is €7 million (£5.9 million).
In the event that Espanyol is successful in securing promotion back to La Liga, it is generally accepted that Braithwaite would be permitted to depart the club on a free transfer during the summer. In the meantime, his release clause will decrease to €600,000 (£511,000) if they continue to compete in the Segunda Division competition.
Forward Martin Braithwaite, who now plays for Espanyol, is a player that Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in signing due to his profile.
Striker Martin Braithwaite, who plays for Espanyol
Martin Braithwaite is a player that Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in signing.
It has been reported by sources in Spain that Manchester United and Chelsea are now in discussions with Espanyol on the possibility of a move involving Martin Braithwaite.
Neither Manchester United nor Chelsea have been successful in finding a temporary substitute for the injured striker before the January transfer window closes at 11 p.m. on Thursday. This is despite the fact that both clubs have made significant efforts in this regard.
It has been claimed that Karim Benzema is adamant about leaving his Saudi Pro League team Al-Ittihad this month, and the two Premier League clubs have already declined the opportunity to join him in his departure.
A striker from Denmark named Martin Braithwaite
Denmark has awarded Martin Braithwaite 69 caps during the course of his career.
Braithwaite was released on a free transfer just 19 months after his emergency transfer to Camp Nou for €18 million (£15 million) in February 2020. This was due to the fact that he was unable to make an effect at Barcelona after the transfer.
After that, in September of 2022, he signed for Espanyol and played in 31 league games, scoring a total of ten goals. However, his efforts were not sufficient to prevent the team from being demoted from La Liga.