Chelsea were the club who offered more than the £36million Manchester United paid for striker Anthony Martial, according to reports in France.
CanalPlus magazine on Wednesday night claimed that Chelsea had lodged a bigger offer for the teenager, but the former Monaco striker was intent on moving to Old Trafford and so turned his back on Jose Mourinho’s Blues.
CanalPlus magazine tweeted: “According to our information, Chelsea had proposed more money than Manchester United for Anthony Martial but the player dreamed of the Red Devils.”
“There was another club that offered even more than United,” Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev claimed last month.
“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 30m euros. Had it not been for so much money, he’d have stayed.”