It’s taken just over a month, but it’s that time of the year again when the Italian media start linking every player under the sun with a potential transfer to Juventus, and they’ve got some new names.
Obviously, the likes of Axel Witsel and Blaise Matuidi, two who slipped through their fingers during the last transfer window, are still prominent candidates, but looking further forward up the pitch, original options are emerging.
Like Anthony Martial.
Yes, Tuttosport reckon Juventus could renew their interest in the French forward, who signed for Manchester United for a potential €80m in 2015, having followed him during his time at AS Monaco.
The Italian newspaper report the Italian side had a few contacts with the player before Manchester United’s ‘vehement and successful’ offer for the winger/striker threw all their plans out of the window.
A scout is likely to be sent to both France games during the international break as Didier Deschamps’ men face Bulgaria and the Netherlands in their World Cup qualifiers for the 2018 competition.
Despite a slow start to the season by his standards, Anthony Martial remains, and is likely to be so for a lengthy amount of time, a key player at Old Trafford.
Considering the amount they were willing to pay for him in the first place, we doubt José Mourinho will be willing to see him leave anytime soon.