Tuesday April 17 2018
Juventus challenge Bayern for Martial

Juventus are reportedly competing with Bayern Munich for the signature of Manchester United’s Anthony Martial.

The French forward joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2015 for what was at the time a world-record fee for a teenager, but he hasn’t managed to hold down a regular place in the side.

In his three seasons so far, Martial is yet to make 30 Premier League starts, while this season he has managed only 16.

According to this morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport, Juve see him as an ideal option for the left wing, especially as Mario Mandzukic may leave this summer.

Martial’s entourage is aware of their interest, and talks have been stepped up in recent weeks, but the Bianconeri face competition from Bayern Munich.

Martial’s contract expires in the summer of 2019, though there is an option to extend that until 2020.

United paid around €60m for the French international, so at least €50m would be needed to prize him from Old Trafford.

Martial earns around €5m per season, which Juventus would be willing to match, but it’s thought Bayern may be ahead in the race for his signature.

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