AC Milan are set to test Manchester United’s resolve to hold on to Anthony Martial with a bid before the Italian transfer window closes.

Martial is known to want away, and Jose Mourinho was said to be content to give the player what he wanted, though the club did not want to sell him to a rival in the English league.

Despite interest from Chelsea and Spurs, a real bid on that front never materialised and so Thursday’s Premier League deadline passed without an offer.

However, the main interest in the French forward remains in Italy, and it is said that AC Milan will make an offer imminently, per the Mirror.

Martial was included in Friday’s squad against Leicester and would have been brought on as a substitute, but Mourinho had to make substitutions in other areas due to Fred picking up a booking.

United’s inability to sign a back up forward means there will still be plenty of opportunities for Martial to get first team football this summer; the fact that the interest in him is coming from clubs of a lower profile is an indication of his damaged reputation due to a mixture of both his lack of football and his attitude.