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21-year-old could hold key with Man Utd still keen to seal deal for attacker

The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern have been very impressed with Anthony Martial during pre-season…

The Frenchman has enjoyed a good few weeks, which is particularly important given the difficulty that he has had settling under Jose Mourinho.

Rarely a regular feature under the Portuguese manager, he needed to impress during pre-season, and his fine form simply must continue over the coming weeks.

However, Martial’s significance this summer could stretch beyond his form on the pitch, as according to Tutto Mercato Web, he could also hold the key to any prospective move to take Ivan Perisic to Old Trafford this summer. Tutto Mercato Web reports that Man Utd and Inter Milan have yet to reach an agreement for Perisic, and with the Red Devils seemingly unwilling to budge on their price, Inter are said to have asked for Anthony Martial on loan for the season instead.

Clearly one of Europe’s most talented players, Martial would walk into the majority of the sides in the continent, which makes it all the more strange that he has struggled under Mourinho. A move to Inter Milan would certainly be a change of pace, though it could end up being good business for all parties.

He would be an immediate replacement for Perisic, whilst the Frenchman himself would get regular football and Man Utd would get a much-improved player back next summer.

However, if his form continues as it has started during pre-season, he will have proven a real point to Mourinho – and the Portuguese may not want to lose him. Whatever happens, this is certainly an interesting turn for this deal to take.

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