Manchester United step up chase for unsettled Chelsea star as Martial replacement

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Manchester United are reportedly willing to step up the chase for Chelsea star attacker Willian as a replacement for Anthony Martial who wants out of Old Trafford due to lack of game time, according to the Daily Star.

The striker’s representative Philippe Lamboley spoke of his client desire to quit Man Utd on French TV on Wednesday night.

He said: “After thinking about all the possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.

“When Manchester United, which is the most powerful club in the world, does not find an agreement in eight months of negotiations, it is that it does not really want to make him an important player.”

Mourinho has prioritised central midfielder and defence this summer he is open to signing the right attackers if they are available.

Willian is believed to be a top target for the Portuguese manager and the deal with Chelsea appears to have moved closer.

The Brazilian international has impressed for Chelsea this season, despite only starting 20 Premier League games under Antonio Conte.

The winger netted 11 goals and chipped in with eight assists in all competitions.

The Chelsea ace would be a replacement for Martial if he is allowed to leave Old Trafford.

The former Monaco star has been linked with Tottenham, Chelsea and Barcelona this summer after a frustrating season.

 

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