Monday, 10 December, 2018

Martial not a Bayern Munich target, Rummenigge confirms

Pereira has returned to Portugal on loan. EFE Manchester United lodge big bid for Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic
Sergio Cook | 03 August, 2018, 19:46

Tottenham are interested, while United would like to take Toby Alderweireld from them, but a spanner has been thrown in the works as Sport Bild report that United would be willing to sell Martial to Bayern Munich in exchange for Jerome Boateng.

It is believed that United are set to demand the Polish centre-forward as part of any deal that would see Anthony Martial move the other way, who has been a long-time target for Bayern.

ZINEDINE ZIDANE will be top of Manchester United's wish list if Jose Mourinho departs.

Manchester United have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Matteo Kovacic from Real Madrid.

"To protect that position we have Lee, we've known Lee for a long time, he has experience in the Championship, also with Stoke City in the Premier League, he's more than ready to fulfil that position and allow the development of Joel".

"He had the baby, and after the baby, lovely baby full of health, thank god", he said in a press conference on the club's U.S. tour.

Earlier this week, Mourinho criticised Martial for not returning promptly to America.

As United prepare to return to Europe ahead of their Premier League opener against Leicester City on August 10, manager Mourinho refused to give any assurances that Martial will return.

The 23-year-old is seen as a future Germany star and after leaving Schalke on a free transfer, Goretzka hopes to make his mark under new Bayern coach Niko Kovac. His agent is close to Jose and United and he is keeping them both in the loop along with Real Madrid. These are the players that we have plus [Victor] Lindelof, that started training two days ago, plus Rashford, [Phil] Jones and Lukaku, because they gave to the group and to the team three days of their holidays. Mourinho is a players' man, but not everyone wants to play for him and his United side can hardly be called thrilling.

United press officer Shotbolt responded: "We're here to talk about the game".

Mourinho was expecting the 22-year-old to rejoin the squad in the U.S. when he gave him permission to leave last week.

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