Mourinho eyes Willian if Chelsea want Martial

Rashford is at his best flying down the wing

Rashford is at his best flying down the wing

Players will certainly be leaving and one of the more high-profile exits is set to be French forward Anthony Martial.

United chiefs are said to share Mourinho's concerns over Martial, who gave another listless display in the defeat against Brighton on Friday night.

Even though Mourinho ruled out the signing of Willian saying "Chelsea won't make it possible", it is believed that he's still a fan of the 30-year-old and could lure him to Old Trafford during the transfer window.

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is understood to be a fan of Martial - who became the world's most expensive teenager when he joined the club in 2015 - but Mourinho has reportedly decided that the France global has no future at Old Trafford.

The article claims Manchester United value Anthony Martial at around £80 million, while Willian's market value is around £40m, meaning United would accept a £40m bid plus Willian in exchange for their number 11.

Woods returns from post-Masters break to play Quail Hollow
Joining Chalmers in the field - which preludes next week's Players Championship - are fellow Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott. Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club isn't hosting one of golf's major championships this year, as it did a year ago with the PGA.

Jose has always been an admirer of the Brazilian having worked with him at Stamford Bridge after stealing in to sign him from under the noses of Tottenham.

And now, according to the Mirror, the United boss is eager to add him to his squad at Old Trafford, too.

Willian is contracted to Chelsea until 2020, while Martial's current United deal runs until 2019 with the option of a further year on the club's side.

It's these moments that you find out how much you really trust the manager - he might be taking a risk, but Mourinho certainly knows what it takes to win league titles.

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