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Manchester United are reportedly willing to sell Anthony Martial to Inter Milan for £50million, but that could see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decide to keep three others at the club for this season. With Romelu Lukaku on the verge of leaving Inter to join Chelsea, the Serie A club have supposedly identified Martial as the man they want to replace the Belgian striker.
The Sun claim state that Inter have held a long-standing interest in signing Martial, dating back from two years ago.
United are said to want a permanent deal, although a 12-month loan period with an obligation to buy for £50m may be agreed.
But it appears as though United are willing to negotiate with the San Siro outfit and would be open to offloading Martial.
If Martial does leave, that could affect any other outgoings at Old Trafford this summer.
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Anthony Martial may be about to leave Manchester United (Image: GETTY)
Jadon Sancho, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford are expected to be the main three up front for United for this campaign with Mason Greenwood the natural option to step in when needed.
Rashford’s shoulder surgery though leaves a gap on the left side of United’s attack, where Martial may have been expected to fill.
But the possible departure of Martial opens the door for others to step in and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want a number of options to come in and help out.
Paul Pogba has faced repeated questions over his future at the club, but he often filled in further forward for United last season.
Paul Pogba has one year left on his contractPaul Pogba has one year left on his contract (Image: GETTY)
The Frenchman has one year left on his contract at United and a decision will need to be made on his future going forward.
But he may well be required to step in for United should Martial leave in the next few weeks.
Jesse Lingard was expected to be heading for the exit door this summer, but it’s been made apparent by Solskjaer that he wants to have the England international at the club.
West Ham remain keen on bringing Lingard to the club, but the versatile midfielder may see Martial’s possible departure as an opportunity to stake his claim at United.
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Amad may also be set to remain (Image: GETTY)
And there had been talk of Amad possibly leaving on loan this summer to gain more experience on a regular basis.
The highly-rated teenager is yet to return from playing at the Olympics with Ivory Coast and Solskjaer made it clear that he plans to hold talks with Amad in the final few weeks of the transfer window.
Regular minutes at Old Trafford may still be limited this season for Amad following Sancho’s arrival.
But there could well be more opportunities for Amad should Martial leave while Rashford continues to recover from his operation.