And if that is the case, a swap deal can be something that Jose Mourinho would look forward to.
Manchester United might prefer to sell Martial to a club that isn't in the Premier League and newspaper reports actually suggested that Paris Saint-Germain turned down the chance to sign Martial for £70m in the summer because of his high wage demands.
Mourinho was desperate to sign a top class central defender during the summer transfer window as the Man Utd boss continues to have doubts over the likes of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.
Boateng, 30, looked set for an exit from the Bundesliga champions in the previous transfer window with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United both lodging bids for the 2014 World Cup victor.
France's Le 10Sport seem to think that the gears are already in motion for Zidane's move to Manchester, reporting that the 46-year-old has already held talks with United and wishes to bring Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann with him to the club.
"I make no secret I want to become like him".
"I did not want just to get away from Bayern, but I was thrilled to try a new challenge".
"I feel well at Bayern".
"I called Jose Mourinho, I told him that his interest was an honour for me and thanked him for trying so hard for me".
Doucoure told The Sun: 'I've known Paul since I played with him in the French Under-16 team and he was, physically, the same as he is today, because he was in advance of everyone.
Manchester United slumped to back to back defeats by Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton and Hove Albion before they returned to winning ways last time out with a 2-0 victory at Burnley.