Manchester United set to offer Anthony Martial for Willian

Manchester United set to offer Anthony Martial for Willian

Lindelof, Jones and Rashford did not travel to the United States while they took time off following the World Cup.

Bayern are prepared to accept around £45million for former Manchester City defender Boateng, who turns 30 next month, but United want to drive the price lower.

With one more centre-back, Liverpool can be a real force; I'd be looking at snatching Harry Maguire from under Manchester United's noses'.

There is plenty of Manchester United gossip doing the rounds in the papers with the English giants linked with a whole host of star names.

United and Bayern, who clashed in a pre-season friendly on Sunday, have been in discussions over a proposed deal for the centre back. It has emerged that Mourinho's awkward encounter with Woodward in the tunnel after United's final game in Miami was their first meeting of any kind on the 17-day trip. Of his preferred pairing, Valencia is injured and Young has only just returned to training after the World Cup.

While his teammates were in Germany, Anthony Martial was in Manchester.

However, Rummenigge insists Bayern already have sufficient depth in the final third and don't need to add Martial to their ranks.

The debacle has shades of the Ivan Perisic chase of last summer; where Jose Mourinho clearly wanted the Croatian, but Ed Woodward did not wish to bid the extra few million to convince Inter Milan to sell.

"We were playing against their best team".

Jose Mourinho's hopes of bringing in his two main targets this summer were dealt a blow as one of them signalled his intention to remain with his club.

Yet, with the early closure of the transfer window looming on Thursday, any talks about a potential move have yet to proceed in earnest and Martial is facing the prospect of remaining under Mourinho's management until the January transfer window at least.

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