Much of the talk amongst the Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern has centred around players potentially moving to Old Trafford this summer.
Indeed, recent suggestions Gareth Bale could be the latest big name signing have our resident Red Devils dreaming of a genuine title tilt, though reports from the Daily Mail today hinting a player could be off have proved just as interesting.
According to their report, Inter Milan have asked to take forward Anthony Martial on loan this summer, as part of any deal that sees Ivan Perisic move to the Theatre of Dreams. The latter has strongly been touted as a target for Jose Mourinho, though the Nerazzurri are said to be holding out for £45m.
United are not thought to be willing to meet that valuation and while talks have reportedly stalled, a deal is not believed to be dead yet. In an attempt to push a deal along, Martial is said to have been asked for explicitly by the San Siro giants.
Wolfsburg are another understood to be keen on the 21-year-old, who endured a more difficult second campaign in England. The former Monaco man proved a revelation during his first season with the Red Devils following his £36m move to England, though didn’t always convince under Mourinho last term.
Still, he’s a popular figure amongst our punters, who hope he’s kept on.
While the France star couldn’t continue embarking on his instant upward trajectory as much last term, there really are few more talented young forwards in Europe right now. Having impressed in pre-season, perhaps sacrificing him would come back to bite Mourinho this season.
Inconsistency is to be expected from young players, though Martial certainly has the talent to succeed.
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