Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has given his ‘total willingness’ to a move to Juventus this month, and talks are underway with his representatives.

That’s according to Calciomercato, who say that the Italian giants are ‘intensifying’ their contacts with the player to work out a move.

The website reports that ‘contacts are underway’ and ‘negotiations could begin’ with Manchester United despite the two clubs being far apart in their respective outlooks on a transfer.

While Juventus have ‘deepened the discussion’ with Martial’s entourage and the player has ‘given total willingness’ to ‘start again’ in Turin, there is no agreement with Manchester United.

Ralf Rangnick and co have made their demands clear and have presented them to Juve’s management; they want total coverage of Martial’s €7.5m a year wages for the remainder of the season and a loan fee of around €5m.

They are yet to set any demands for the right to buy clause that could be included in the deal, but that is something they are ‘waiting to discuss’.

Martial’s long contract, which doesn’t expire until 2024, means they are open to a loan deal with a right to buy rather than an obligation to buy.

However, their requests are considered ‘excessive’ by Juventus, whose current economic status is ‘complicated’ and has to be managed carefully.

Coach Maximiliano Allegri wants a striker, though, and time is running out to get one, meaning they may be forced to accept Manchester United’s demands.