Le Parisien reports that Monaco want Rojo in order to sure up their own defence and aren’t willing to sell Martial for the original €50m price tag.
The stories linking Martial to United exploded on Sunday night out of nowhere and were picked up by multiple press outlets across both France and England.
Now, the stories linking the 19-year-old to United have burst onto the scene and as so many different outlets are picking it up, it looks like there is real legs in this story.
There’s not a chance Monaco are going to sign Rojo from United because it’s a position where van Gaal already has a lack of options, but it’ll be interesting to see how this Martial story develops.
Having not watched enough of Martial, we wouldn’t like to pass judgement on him but the idea of spending €50m on a 19-year-old is mind boggling.
That being said, it’s certainly better to spend that much money rather than it sit in the Glazers bank, so panic buy all you want Ed Woodward, go ahead.