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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Anthony Martial of Manchester United during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on March 17, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

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Juventus have reportedly been in touch with Manchester United as they’re targeting a move for Anthony Martial.

According to Calciomercato’s Kaustubh Pandey, the Bianconeri spoke to United after Martial’s camp reached out to them several months ago, and there has been “constant contact” regarding a move ever since.

Juve are set to make a bid to sign him this summer, though United are said to want at least €50 million (£44 million) for him.

Martial has seemingly grown frustrated with his situation at Old Trafford.

The 22-year-old has started 25 of his 42 appearances this season and has completed 90 minutes on just eight occasions. In the last month, he has been an unused substitute three times.

Martial perhaps hasn’t yet developed quite as United would have hoped when they signed him as a teenager, but he’s still one of the most talented young players in the world.

Football writer Ryan Baldi thinks highly of him:

He has contributed 11 goals and 10 assists in all competitions for United this season—only Romelu Lukaku has been involved in more.

In the future, his numbers are only likely to increase, so allowing him to move on at this stage would be a puzzling move from the Red Devils.

Football writer Jordan Clarke would like Martial to stay, but he believes if United do let him leave this summer, it should only be on a temporary basis:

That would be far more palatable for many United fans than his sale, and he would ideally return from a spell with the Serie A giants an even more complete player.

It would perhaps be a more realistic option for Juve, too, as it could be difficult for them to match United’s valuation of him.

The best option for the Red Devils would be to keep him at Old Trafford, though, so they can continue to benefit from his presence in the final third, but much could also depend on Martial’s own desire to leave.  

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