Tottenham are interested, while United would like to take Toby Alderweireld from them, but a spanner has been thrown in the works as Sport Bild report that United would be willing to sell Martial to Bayern Munich in exchange for Jerome Boateng.
In his post-match interview, the "Special One" slated his young players in a rather insulting manner for their performance and also singled out Anthony Martial for his decision to leave United's pre-season tour of the U.S. for the birth of his newborn child and spend time with his partner.
The 22-year-old missed out on traveling to Russian Federation for the FIFA World Cup that France eventually won because Martial was not a regular starter for Manchester United.
'Anthony Martial has the baby and after the baby is born - handsome baby, full of health, thank God - he should be here and he is not here, ' Mourinho said last week.More news: Accountant testifies she helped Manafort falsify tax returns
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And with Mourinho growing concerned over the lack of big name signings during the current window, Chelsea may well end up accepting United's swap offer involving Martial before the window slams shut on Thursday. (Getty Images) Fosu-Mensah, Darmian, Fred and Pereira all travelled to Germany.
But Martial returned to Man United training yesterday and has been included in the squad to face Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Sunday.
Manager Jose Mourinho has had a fractious relationship with Anthony Martial ever since joining the side.