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Which Premier League club bid more for Martial than Man Utd?

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Which Premier League club bid more for Martial than Man Utd?

The football world was more than a little aghast when Manchester United paid £36, to sign Anthony Martial last month - but it turns out a Premier League rival bid even more for the French teenager.

Martial has started his United career in sparkling fashion, with a succession of goals and impressive performances confirming the huge investment made by the Old Trafford club may not have been so crazy after all.

Monaco claimed they had more than one offer for Martial in the final hours of the transfer window and now it has emerged that Premier League champions Chelsea were prepared to bid even more to sign the 19-year-old.

CanalPlus magazine in France have reported that United's record breaking offer for a teenager was more than matched by Jose Mourinho's Blues, but Martial was keen to seal a move to United.

Martial will look to add to his expanding reputation when he returns to Premier League action with United against Everton at Goodison Park this weekend.