Man Utd were offered a swap deal by Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial is looking to leave Manchester United next month (Image: Eric Alonso / Getty Images)

Manchester United can be set to receive an approach from Atlético Madrid for strikers who want their Anthony Martial.

The player’s representative made it clear earlier this month The Frenchman will look to leave the club in January in the midst of a lack of playtime.

Martial has made just 10 appearances this season, scoring one goal and now looks set to try again next month when the transfer window reopens, despite having a contract until the summer of 2024.

Based on EurosportAtletico Madrid are planning to explore the possibility of making an exchange to recruit the 26-year-old player.

The report does not name which players could be invited to United in an attempt to convince them to do business, but La Liga is ready to ask them if any players are a good fit for their transfer plans.

Anthony Martial has scored one goal this season (Image: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

United have previously been linked with Kieran Trippier amid the search for a player to provide healthy competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Atletico have long been a fan of Martial and believe his public stance on his departure could eventually open the door for him to complete his move to the Wanda Metropolitano.

It is unclear if the Red Devils will agree to let Martial leave in January as caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick recently downplayed the reports.

‘I do not communicate with agents through media and press. The player hasn’t talked to me or us about it,’ he said.

‘After the last training session before the match against Crystal Palace, after training with his teammates, he informed the doctor and the medical department that he would not be present because his knee pain was too great. We have to wait and see.

‘Maybe he can train again [on Sunday] But I have to talk to the doctor first. Honestly, what his agent said through the media didn’t interest me much. ‘

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