United could be left with egg on their faces as the last minute teenage target is not for sale according to his club, after stories emerged that Monaco aren’t willing to sell 19 year-old Anthony Martial.
Reports suggested the Reds had launched a huge €50m bid for the striker but that may not be enough.
French football news website- getfootballnewsfrance.com notes: “According to Canal +, AS Monaco’s Luis Campos has reportedly told them that Anthony Martial will not be sold this summer.
“Luis Campos, who has recently undertaken a new role as the Vice President’s Special Advisor, having recently resigned as the club’s Sporting Director, is largely responsible for Monaco’s transfer dealings.
“RMC broke the news this evening that a bid had been made worth over €50m by Manchester United and that the clubs were negotiating, but the French TV station now claims that the player is not for sale.”
Most fans will know little or nothing about Martial, who has only ten league goals to his name in his entire professional career. Whether the youngster ends up at United remains to be seen, but €50m does seem very steep for a player we know so little about, unlike the Betfair promo code available here.