Manchester United adamant Anthony Martial won't be sold this summer

Anthony Martial joined Manchester United in September 2015 for £36m- a record fee at the time for a teenager

Anthony Martial joined Manchester United in September 2015 for £36m- a record fee at the time for a teenager

The Sunday Times claim today that the Stamford Bridge club are "working on a deal" to bring the French global Anthony Martial to the club from Manchester United.

Martial, now in the United States on United's pre-season tour, has a year remaining on his contract.

They are also reporting that the Old Trafford hierarchy are not interested in selling Martial and could trigger the extra year option in his contract until 2020.

The report further added that Martial's lack of playing time may have contributed to his inability to make the World Cup winning French squad.

Chelsea have reportedly identified Manchester United winger Anthony Martial as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard this summer.

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Chelsea are likely to face competition from both Tottenham Hotspur and German champions, Bayern Munich, for the player.

United have made it clear that they want to keep him, but if they are forced to sell Martial, they would prefer to sell him overseas rather than to a title rival.

Red Devils teammate Ander Herrera is backing the Martial to turn the corner very soon.

"When you have players like Anthony, like Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez, those kind of players can change the game".

The Old Trafford campaigners missed out on the 31-year-old Vidal, when he left Juventus for Bayern three seasons ago, while Chelsea equally could not seal a move despite series of underground attempts to sign the combative midfielder.

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