Anthony Martial offered in exchange for Bayern Munich star — SWAP DEAL

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to allow Anthony Martial to leave Old Trafford for Stamford Bridge in a bid to land main target Willian.

At full-time, the Portuguese compared his youthful team to the raft of talent at Bayern's disposal, including experienced players such as Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben.

There are major question marks over Martial's future at Old Trafford after speculation that the French worldwide wants to leave the club and boss Jose Mourinho's criticism that the 22-year-old did not return to training quickly enough following the birth of his second child.

Mourinho wants two new players before Thursday's transfer deadline - a centre-back and a right winger - but has privately conceded one new arrival is more realistic.

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With the transfer window shutting on August 9, the Red Devils are believed to closing in on a deal for Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld. "If we do not make our team better it will be a hard season for us".

"It was fantastic, absolutely fantastic".

Reports in Germany on Sunday claimed United have also expressed an interest in Bayern defender Jerome Boateng.

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"Yeah, he wanted it".

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri then said he was confident Willian would stay but he remains a player on Mourinho's wish list.

"He was in the shadow, waiting for the opportunity and now the shirt is empty".

Second half: Javi Martinez has given the Bundesliga champions a 1-0 lead in the 59th minute.

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