United 'set to receive swap offer from Atletico for Anthony Martial'

Manchester United are ‘set to receive a swap offer from Atletico Madrid for wantaway striker Anthony Martial’ which ‘could see Kieran Trippier used as a makeweight in the deal’

  • Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Anthony Martial
  • The striker has fallen out of favour at Manchester United and wants to leave
  • Martial’s agent announced last week that he wants more minutes elsewhere
  • Reports suggest Atletico could offer United a player-swap deal to land him 

Altetico Madrid are reportedly lining up a player-swap deal in order to land Manchester United’s wantaway striker Anthony Martial.

Martial’s agent, Philippe Lamboley, said on Friday that the 26-year-old wants a January transfer after falling down the pecking order at the club, and that he would ‘speak to the club soon’.

The former Monaco star has barely featured for United this season under old boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and a knock ruled him out of the Red Devils’ games against Crystal Palace and Norwich.

Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in Man United’s wantaway striker Anthony Martial 

The Spanish club could offer Kieran Trippier (pictured) in an attempt to land Martial

With just 10 appearances this season and one goal, Martial looks destined for the exit and Eurosport are reporting that Atletico Madrid are preparing to offer United a swap deal in order to land him. 

The report from Eurosport doesn’t name which players could be used in the deal but Atletico may be welcome to allowing Kieran Trippier to leave, given he’s been linked with the Old Trafford club in recent windows. 

Atletico have been long-term admirers of Martial and believe his agent’s admission that he wants to leave could be the perfect time to land him.

However, United’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick has played down reports about Martial’s departure and insists the Frenchman has not spoke to him about leaving Old Trafford since he’s taken over.

Ralf Rangnick has revealed that he has not spoken with Martial about his future at United

‘I don’t communicate with agents via the media and press. The player hasn’t spoken with me or us about it,’ he said.

‘After the final training session before the Crystal Palace game, after having trained with team, he informed the doctor and the medical department that he would not be available because the pain in his knee is too big. We have to wait and see.

‘Maybe he can train again [on Sunday] but I have to speak to the doctor first. To be honest, what his agent says via the media is not of that much interest to me.’

PSG and Lyon are also both interested in bringing Martial back to France. 

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