Wow – Manchester United forward close to Chelsea deal!
The French international has made a flying start to life at Old Trafford, despite some surprise at his high transfer fee of £36m when he moved from AS Monaco.
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Still, it now looks like Chelsea were also willing to make a big-money bid for him late on this summer, though Martial favoured the chance to join United, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The 19-year-old could have been a good addition for the Blues, but is one of many high-profile targets to slip away this summer in a frustrating transfer window for Jose Mourinho.