Serie A giants Juventus have hit a stumbling block in their pursuit of Manchester United star Anthony Martial despite being in contact with the Frenchman's representatives.

By 90Min
April 16, 2018

Serie A giants Juventus have hit a stumbling block in their pursuit of Manchester United star Anthony Martial despite being in contact with the Frenchman's representatives.

It has been known for some time that the Old Lady have been keeping an eye on Martial, with the 22-year-old growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of game time he is getting under José Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Juventus reportedly wanted to secure a Bosman deal for Martial next season, similar to their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, as the former AS Monaco forward may become a free agent in 2019 (United do hold an option to trigger a further year on his deal) and it is rumored that he has already turned his nose up at a new deal at Old Trafford.

But as Martial becomes increasingly eager on a move away from Manchester sooner rather than later, Juventus are growing concerned that they will not be able to match the financial capabilities of other suitors from across Europe.

Italian outlet Calciomercato suggest that Bayern Munich will be on the inside track for Martial's signature if the Frenchman tries to force through a move this summer.

This is because Juventus are unwilling, or unable, to match his proposed transfer fee - which is set to exceed the €60m United paid back in 2015.

It is suggested that Martial would be keen on a move to Turin, but the France international has also been attracting interest from elsewhere. 

As many as six European powerhouses could be interested in signing the 22-year-old this summer, but it is believed that Juventus and Bayern Munich are currently at the head of the pack.

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