Paris United (via Get French Football News) are reporting that Juventus are negotiating personal terms with Anthony Martial.
The report suggests that Juve haven’t approached Manchester United yet, but they want to know what type of wage the Frenchman wants before pursuing their interest any further.
Martial’s asking price has been widely reported as £75m (a fee reiterated by Paris United), and many fans aren’t too fussed if we do miss out on the player due to the price tag:
ffs again we miss out on a top target
— 20th July ???? (@rich20101982) 24 June 2018
— Tommy Hotspur (@tommyhotspur24) 24 June 2018
£76m is the price apparently.
Seems a bit much
— W (@Deadertonghen) 24 June 2018
We should rather go on Zaha or Pulisić
— Pablo ESkoblar (@elcheekylad) 24 June 2018
I am probably in the minority but i'd rather splash a lot of cash on Zaha.
— Joe Bennett (@Keanogoals) 24 June 2018
— Chris Cartwright (@weirdscience) 24 June 2018
No Toby for United and we’re getting Bale
— Zach (@20Role) 24 June 2018
— Jonesy (@MJ_THFC) 24 June 2018
— Freddie ???????? (@Freddie_LR) 24 June 2018
Juventus are unlikely to have the funds to buy Martial. If United do hold out for close to their reported asking price then the Serie A side are unlikely to match it.
The player’s agent has previously revealed that he wants to leave Old Trafford, but it looks as though he could be priced out of a move unless the Manchester club drop their insistence on selling the striker abroad.