Italian Serie A giants Juventus have initiated talks with Manchester United over their French forward Anthony Martial. The Old Lady are keen to sign Anthony Martial from Manchester United ahead of the January transfer window.

Italian publication Tuttosport revealed the interest of Juventus in Martial who’s expected to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window. The French international has been frustrated with the lack of first team opportunities at Old Trafford and has decided to leave the club next month. Juventus are one of several teams interested in signing Martial.

Martial has made just two Premier League starts at Manchester United this season. He has featured for a total of 200 minutes in the Premier League this season. His first team opportunities have been affected by the summer signing of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. Anthony Martial is behind the likes of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo in the attacking pecking order at Manchester United.

Anthony Martial could seek a temporary move away from Manchester United in his quest to play more minutes since the French international still has a contract that does not expire until 2024 at the club.

Juventus could be the next destination for Martial as they prepare for life after Swedish national team star DejanKulusevski who has been linked with a €30m move to Premier League side Arsenal in the January transfer window. Martial could be the direct replacement for Kulusevski at Juventus who are set to face opposition in their quest to sign Martial.

Apart from Italian giants Juventus, Spanish La Liga side Sevilla are also keen on signing Martial. It has been reported that Martial has agreed personal terms with Sevilla ahead of a short-term loan deal to the club. In Premier League terms, the French national team player is also attracting the interest of Newcastle United.