On Tuesday, TuttoMercatWeb explained there were ‘direct contacts’ between Manchester United and Juventus for the loan transfer of Anthony Martial in the winter market.

It was also stated the Serie A side have accepted to pay the 26-year-old’s wages during his temporary stay and are negotiating to lower the fee to make the deal permanent.

Sevilla have also been credited with interest in the forward, who is keen to leave the Red Devils this month.

Another report from TuttoMercatoWeb again relays their own claims, and adds the former AS Monaco man is ‘ready to say yes’ and ‘to travel to Italy’ to join Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

Sevilla’s interest is mentioned and the website states the Spanish club have a slim chance to land the Frenchman because United are unwilling to pay part of his wages when he is out on loan.

The Premier League side consider the negotiations with the Old Lady ‘more advantageous’ and at the moment, Juve have the ‘most concrete’ chance to land Martial.

Over at Tutto Juve, they contradict claims made by TMW. After stating the Italian club are ‘carefully evaluating’ the option to sign the United man in January, they explain Allegri’s side ‘do not want to spend’ more than €3.5-4m on the attacker’s salary.

The rest should be either paid by the English club or the Frenchman should give up part of the wages.

With various reports linking Martial to the Turin club, Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene was directly quizzed about the recent claims.

“Martial operation feasible for attack? Not at those figures. At certain figures we do not talk about it,” Arrivabene told Sport Mediaset.

That sounds like public bargaining.

Italy’s Growth Decree, and the associated tax advantages, should make it easier for Juventus to reach the figures Martial wants, especially on a potential permanent transfer.