The Dutchman hasn't been in work since his dismissal by United two years ago.
As such, talks have accelerated over him pursuing a fresh challenge and according to The Guardian, the 27-year-old could be the subject of an approach from United during the summer.
Rose has struggled for both form and fitness this season and has only made seven Premier League starts for the north London side. Serie A giants Juventus are monitoring Martial's situation and will be ready to swoop in for him if he is available.
City will remain confident of winning this battle in light of what Jorginho said about his preferred style of football - a description that matches Manchester City's style of play than the more conservative approach of Mourinho's Manchester United.
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"That's one of the most important things going into a new dressing room, that you are a likeable person and you get on with everybody".
Jose Mourinho is likely to sanction the departure of a number of players in the summer and Shaw could be one of them. So we will touch our squad but more than spend, spend, spend, we believe in the evolution of our players.
Martial was an unused substitute in United's 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final of the FA Cup and the likes of Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford have pushed Martial further down the pecking order.