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Juve step up €50m Martial talks
Juve step up €50m Martial talks

Juve step up €50m Martial talks

Written by Gideon Sarpong

Juventus are stepping up negotiations with Manchester United to sign Anthony Martial for €50m, according to Italian reports.

Several newspapers have already pin-pointed Martial as a main transfer target for the summer, but claim that talks between the clubs are progressing rapidly.

The biggest competition is from Bayern Munich, while Manchester United have set the price-tag at €50m.

That would be €10m less than United paid to sign him from Monaco in 2015.

He has struggled for playing time at Old Trafford this season and the 22-year-old managed 11 goals with 10 assists in 42 competitive games.

Able to play on the left, right or as a more central attacker, his pace and versatility make him a counter-point to last year’s signing Douglas Costa.

Martial would also be a replacement for Mario Mandzukic, who many believe will move on from Turin next term.