Ousmane Dembele asks Anthony Martial about Manchester United transfer

Anthony Martial in training at Manchester United
Martial is international team-mates with Dembele (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United are weighing up a transfer move for Ousmane Dembele and the Barcelona star has asked Anthony Martial about life at Old Trafford, reports say.

Dembele, 22, has found life at Barcelona difficult since his big-move switch from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, struggling with injuries and form.

The Frenchman has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and Spanish publication Sport claim Arsenal and United are making checks on Dembele.

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Both Arsenal and United are seeking information not only about Dembele’s injury woes, but about how his personal life might or might not contribute to his issues at Barcelona.

Martial is international team-mates with Dembele and has been at United for five years.

Dembele has sought Martial’s advice about a transfer to United, but the details of their conversation or what the attacker might have told his compatriot is unknown.

United are on the hunt for a new attacker and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has drawn up several potential targets.

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele in action
Dembele has struggled with injuries at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho sits atop that wishlist, but United will find it tough to convince the forward to snub interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool and Barcelona.

United’s transfer plans are likely to be disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has forced football in Spain and Great Britain to be suspended.

Premier League chiefs are hopeful postponed games can be played during the summer, which could see the opening of the upcoming transfer window delayed.

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