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Chelsea on alert after major development with Manchester United star suddenly makes transfer more realistic

Chelsea and Tottenham are reportedly both on alert as Manchester United face a tricky situation over the Anthony Martial transfer saga.

The France international’s future has been the subject of heavy speculation for much of the summer, ever since his agent told RMC that his client wanted out of Old Trafford.

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While many United fans love Martial, it seems he doesn’t really have the trust of his manager Jose Mourinho, with the Manchester Evening News reporting that the Portuguese sees no reason not to sell the 22-year-old now after his going AWOL from pre-season training.

Martial has occasionally been linked with Chelsea this summer as they face their own potential crisis in attack as the Times link Willian as a target for United and Real Madrid as he also worries his club with a late return to pre-season.

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Perhaps opening up the possibility of a swap deal that could suit both sides perfectly, the Sun now claim Chelsea are one of the teams on red alert as Martial wants to stay in the Premier League after the birth of his son.

This is despite the Sun reporting of interest from Bayern Munich, which notes the possibility of United asking for Robert Lewandowski in a swap deal.

This would clearly be the preferable option for United, but Chelsea will no doubt see this as a big boost if they do decide to step up their interest in Martial late on this summer.

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