The Times have managed to get Chelsea fans frowning here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think that the Blues tried to land Anthony Martial and failed.
As one of our punters quips, that is pretty much the story of Chelsea’s summer, and reports suggest that the cub were even prepared to match the fee United paid for the former Monaco player.
As our landlord notes over a couple of pints, if this is true, it is yet another blow for the Blues and Jose Mourinho in a summer where players seem to be seriously hard to come by.
We think Martial is seriously overpriced and Chelsea could find that they have come out of the deal the better of the two clubs should he prove to be the next Bebe and not Thierry Henry.
Chelsea fans. Do you think that you will manage to get anyone you actually want in January? Is this a huge loss? Let us know your thoughts below.