Chelsea tried to beat Manchester United to the signing of highly-rated striker

martial2Shocking news coming from the Sunday Times has got heads turning in all corners of the Transfer Tavern – according to the publication, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich made a last ditch attempt to try and steal Manchester United new boy from under their noses.

Teenage sensation Anthony Martial joined Manchester United for a fee which could reportedly rise to £66m, but with hours in the transfer window to go, Abramovich made an offer to Monaco to match the Red Devils bid. To the disappointment of the Chelsea fans in here, Monaco told the London club that they were too late and that all details with United had already been agreed.

It is also reported that Chelsea made initial enquiries at an earlier date with a view to bring him in next season, giving him a chance to further develop at Monaco.

The striker, who has been likened to Theirry Henry, was seen as a somewhat shock signing – especially given the fee. However there is a slow realisation amongst football fans here in the Transfer Tavern that the French forward could be the real deal!

Chelsea fans. What do you make of Anthony Martial? Would you have liked to sign him? Let us know below!

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