Paris Saint-Germain will reportedly attempt to sign Manchester United forward Anthony Martial this summer after the youngster’s impressive impact this season.
The French international moved to Old Trafford from Monaco last summer, and has scored 13 goals and produced eight assists in 46 appearances in all competitions.
With Louis van Gaal showing a great deal of faith in him this season, the 20-year-old has responded to the pressure well and has been United’s main attacking threat on numerous occasions.
However, with that has come interest from around Europe, and given PSG’s financial power, it remains to be seen whether or not they are capable of significantly testing United’s resolve.
According to Le 10 Sport, the Ligue 1 champions have identified the starlet as a summer target given that they will need to potentially replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swedish international’s contract with the capital club expires this summer, and with no suggestion that a renewal will be agreed upon any time soon, it appears as though Laurent Blanc will have to plan for life without him next season.
Edinson Cavani’s future has also been up for plenty of discussion, as noted by The Express, which in turn leaves the French giants in a difficult position as they look to build a dynasty and continue to win silverware at home, and to improve in Europe.
However, it is highly unlikely that United will have any interest in letting Martial leave, as the French forward is undoubtedly seen as an important part of their future plans.
The youngster has a contract until 2019 with the club, and so United are certainly in a strong position if they do indeed receive bids this summer.
Nevertheless, it would be a highly unpopular decision with the supporters if they did listen to offers, while it would also say a lot about the club’s thinking moving forward if they are prepared to entertain talks over their best players.
In turn, it would be wise for the Red Devils to immediately dismiss the speculation, if there is any truth behind the interest from PSG, rather than allow it to gather momentum which will only add further pressure on the club hierarchy who will be expected to continue to invest in the squad this summer.