Monday, 9 October 2017

Barcelona set to rival Arsenal as La Liga leaders mull move for Manchester United star

Anthony Martial is hitting the headlines at the moment. Hot on the heels of reports that Arsenal will be targeting the Manchester United forward, the Mail declares that Barcelona also have him in their sights..

Citing reports in Spain, it says they are eager to "take advantage of Jose Mourinho's reluctance to hand Martial a starting spot" by bringing him to the Camp Nou.

 The France international has started only once in the Premier League this season but has amassed five goals in all competitions, and the Mail reports that Barcelona "believe he is good enough" to succeed for them. With Ousmane Dembele missing due to a long-term injury, Barca are eager to strengthen their attacking options as they look to continue the perfect start that has seen them win their first seven La Liga games. And the Mail adds that, with Martial behind Marcus Rashford in the United pecking order and "unlikely to play down the middle given Romelu Lukaku's hot start to life at the club," Barcelona could make their move sooner rather than later.

Reports over the weekend suggested Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger sees the 21-year-old as an ideal fit either out wide or through the middle as he plans for life without Alexis Sanchez -- but he could now miss out

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