Anthony Martial available for £40m in January after first-team chances fade

Manchester United's Anthony Martial will reportedly be available for £40million in January after seeing his first-team chances fade in recent weeks.

The French forward has yet to score or assist in his five appearances this season and has not started a match since Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the club.

In fact, Martial has played just seven minutes for United since Ronaldo re-signed for the club on August 31 and is behind a number of players in the pecking order.

As a result, United are ready to cash in on the 25-year-old in January after Martial attracted interest from Spain, France and Italy in the summer.

According to Eurosport, United are prepared to accept offers of £40million for Martial, who rejected a Deadline Day move to Lyon.

Martial has three years remaining on his £250,000-per-week Old Trafford deal and is worried United's valuation could price him out of a move.

Atletico Madrid were interested in him in the summer before they opted to re-sign Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona, while Barca are monitoring Martial but are believed to prefer a summer move for him.

United reject a bid from Italian champions Inter Milan in the summer with the Serie A side having shortlisted Martial as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

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Martial scored seven goals in 36 appearances in all competitions last season with four of those goals coming in the Premier League.

His season was ended prematurely, though, when he ruptured a knee ligament in March that also ruled him out of the Euros with France.

Martial is understood to be one of seven players United are willing to sell in January, with fellow outcasts Donny van de Beek, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly also available for transfer.

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