After all the fuss surrounding Anthony Martial and his transfer fee, Monaco’s vice president Vadim Vasilye has today revealed that they received a larger offer from another club, but turned it down as the player had his heart set on Manchester United.

There was another club that offered even more than United. I will not say how much, but the fixed price, without variables, it was even better. And also they offered us to have him for a further year in Monaco. But the boy wanted to go to Manchester, it was his dream. And we let him go with the bonus of 30million euros. Had it not been for so much money, he’d have stayed.

It was revealed earlier this month that Chelsea put in a late bid for our striker.