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Juventus ‘set to target Man Utd striker Anthony Martial if he fails in Alvaro Morata transfer bid’


JUVENTUS could pursue Anthony Martial if he fails to agree a permanent deal with Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata.

The Old Lady would prefer to make Spanish striker Morata a full-time signing after his two solid seasons on loan at Turin.

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Anthony Martial has been in goalscoring form for Manchester United in pre-seasonCredit: Getty
Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata reportedly favors Juventus return

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Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata reportedly favors Juventus returnCredit: Getty

But the Italians see Manchester United’s ace Martial as an ideal alternative if the Spaniards continue to play hardball, according to Corriere Della Sera.

They say Everton striker Moise Kean’s loan spell at Juve is likely to end so they will need cover for main man Dusan Vlahovic.

Morata is the main target as his ability to also play away is appreciated by Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri.

The 29-year-old would like to return to the Serie A giants but the deal with Atleti would be ‘complicated’ due to the La Liga club’s valuation.

This context paved the way for Juve to focus on the versatile United striker Martial, who was loaned to Sevilla in January.

It remains unclear if the French star has a future at Old Trafford under new boss Erik ten Hag.

That said, the 26-year-old was inspired during the Red Devils’ pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

He scored in all three of the Red Devils’ friendly wins over Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace.

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Martial still has two years left on his contract with an option for another year.

He played as a main striker this summer rather than his more familiar role and his future at United could hinge on whether Cristiano Rolando stays or leaves.



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