Anthony Martial has arrived at Carrington to undergo a medical and complete his big-money move from Monaco to Manchester United, Goal has learned.
United agreed a deal with their French counterparts on Monday, although while the British media are reporting a fee of £36 million (€50m), French outlets claim it is closer to £50m (€68m).
Martial, who was handed his first international call-up by Didier Deschamps for the upcoming fixtures against Portugal and Serbia, was given permission by the French Football Federation to leave the camp and fly to England.
He landed in Manchester on Monday afternoon and staff at the club’s training ground were told to prepare for his arrival ahead of a medical.
The 19-year-old scored nine goals in Ligue 1 last season and has been identified as one of the hottest properties in French football.
Following interest from Tottenham back in June he signed a new contract with Monaco, and it has been reported in France that boss Leonardo Jardim has threatened to quit if he is sold to United.
United’s non-international players were given the day off on Monday, with manager Louis van Gaal arriving for work at around midday.
Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman who was at Carrington past nightfall last week, was not on site on Monday morning.