Manchester United ‘are exploring the possibility of including Anthony Martial in a deal to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer… but on-loan Sevilla star prefers move to Italy or Spain if he leaves Old Trafford’
- Anthony Martial joined Sevilla on loan from Man United in January window
- Spanish side do not have option to buy the France striker after end of season
- ESPN claim United are eyeing move for Spurs’ Harry Kane to help revamp attack
- United are hoping to bring Kane’s £100m price down by including Martial in deal
Manchester United are reportedly looking into including Anthony Martial to help fund a move for Tottenham star Harry Kane.
Frenchman Martial joined Sevilla on loan in January after becoming frustrated with his game time at Old Trafford but the Spanish side do not have an option to buy him.
But the 26-year-old could still be one of a few departures in attack this summer with United looking to revamp their forward line in the transfer window.
Manchester United are reportedly looking into including Anthony Martial (L) to help fund a move for Tottenham star Harry Kane (R)
Martial joined Sevilla on loan in January after becoming frustrated with game time at United
ESPN therefore claim Old Trafford chiefs are monitoring England captain Kane, but that his price tag exceeding £100million is a insurmountable stumbling block.
But the report adds there is hope Martial moving to north London – either in a completely separate deal or as a makeweight in a Kane deal – would help reduce the financial outlay.
The same outlet states Tottenham have enquired about Martial’s availability in recent seasons but that the player’s preference – if he does leave Old Trafford permanently this summer – is a move to Serie A or another stint in LaLiga.
Martial – who joined United in 2015 in a £36m move from Monaco – has scored one goal in eight appearances on loan at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
United are hoping to sweeten potential deal with Spurs by including Martial in the deal
But the France international could be among a number of attackers to depart Old Trafford this summer, with veteran forward Edinson Cavani set to leave on a free transfer.
There are also doubts about Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford’s futures, which could lead to a major attacking shake-up once the new permanent manager is put in place.
Benfica striker Darwin Nunez has been linked as a potential incoming, but he will reportedly only join if United manage to finish in the top four this season.
Martial – who has a contract at United until 2024 with the option of another year – has scored 79 goals in 269 appearances across all competitions for the club.
United could also be waving goodbye to Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani this summer