West Ham will reportedly ask for Manchester United to throw in Anthony Martial as part of any deal for central defender Issa Diop.
The France forward has not been a regular during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent time in charge at Old Trafford, despite penning a lucrative new deal back in January.
And with United said to have made Hammers star Diop their top central defensive target, the London club have made an audacious request for a swap deal, according to The Independent.
The report goes on to add that West Ham want in excess of £60million for former Toulouse man Diop, with the Hammers already rejecting an offer of £40m plus a player.
The 22-year-old played 33 Premier League games during his maiden campaign in the top-flight and caught then United boss Jose Mourinho’s eye when West Ham beat the Red Devils 3-1 back in September last year.
Diop remains one of a number of centre-back options that United are looking at, although a move for Ajax skipper Matthijs de Ligt looks increasingly unlikely given Dutch legend Ruud Gullit’s recent comments about any potential move.
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