Shock revelation: Manchester United striker ‘close to signing for rivals Chelsea’

Wow – Manchester United forward close to Chelsea deal!

Surprise reports have emerged that Manchester United‘s new striker Anthony Martial came close to signing for Chelsea during this summer’s transfer window.

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.

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