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Manchester United ace Anthony Martial ‘in talks with Juventus’ and hope Blaise Matuidi can lure him away from Old Trafford

Pavel Nedved, the club's director, sparked speculation of Juventus' interest when he was pictured in London with the striker's agent

Juventus are ready to step up their interest in Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, according to reports.

And they are using midfielder and French compatriot Blaise Matuidi to try and convince the forward to join the Italian champions.

Anthony Martial is wanted by Juventus in a summer deal after losing his regular spot in the United team

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Anthony Martial is wanted by Juventus in a summer deal after losing his regular spot in the United team

Martial’s role in the starting XI under Jose Mourinho has been limited with just two league starts this year.

He is believed to be considering his future at Old Trafford and Juventus are prepared to take advantage reports Tuttosport.

Rumours of Juventus’ interest began to surface when club director Pavel Nedved was spotted at a London hotel with the striker’s agent ahead of the Bianconeri’s clash with Tottenham at Wembley.

Nedved was seen with Nelio Lucas, a representative of Doyen Sports, whose client list includes Martial.


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International team-mate Blaise Matuidi is attempting to help lure Martial to Juventus

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International team-mate Blaise Matuidi is attempting to help lure Martial to Juventus

Martial has started just two Premier League matches this year as competition to lead the line for United hots up

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Martial has started just two Premier League matches this year as competition to lead the line for United hots up

The arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January has increased competition for places at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard are among the other stars vying for a spot behind Romelu Lukaku.

Morale among the United squad is thought to be low as the likes of Paul Pogba and Co arrived for training on Thursday. 

Mourinho is planning to hold showdown talks with his side ahead of a nine-player summer clear-out.

The arrival of Alexis Sanchez has pushed Martial down the pecking order

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The arrival of Alexis Sanchez has pushed Martial down the pecking order

Jose Mourinho arrived at training plotting a squad meeting to prevent their season from sliding

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Jose Mourinho arrived at training plotting a squad meeting to prevent their season from sliding

Ahead of the expected meeting, a United source said: “The staff are expecting Jose to address the entire squad today at Carrington.

“He only returned from a mini-holiday himself recently and was over there for a few days.


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“He also took in the Scotland game last Friday. Only eight players remained at the club during the international break.

“They had about five-days off. Too many players were rushing off when they were knocked out by Sevilla.

“A few are now expecting the manager to clarify some of his recent public criticisms. It should make for an interesting day.”


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