United join £15m French international playmaker race - reports

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Manchester United have reportedly joined the chase for French starlet Marvin Martin.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been earning rave reviews in Ligue 1 after an impressive campaign last season, with Lyon, Lille and PSG all thought to be keen on signing the player from Sochaux.

Maxifoot in France now claims that Manchester United are chasing the playmaker, with Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly keen on bringing the player to England this summer.

Lille are understood to have had a £7 million offer turned down by Les Lionceaux, with the French champions planning a replacement for Eden Hazard, who is heavily linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League.

The Red Devils are believed to be monitoring their options with regards to an attacking midfielder, with Manchester United keen to find a replacement for the retiring Paul Scholes.


Tom Cleverley could fill the role internally at Old Trafford, whilst Luka Modric, Mark Marin and Wesley Sneijder have been linked with big-money Manchester United moves.

Recently capped at international level, Martin scored twice on his Les Bleus debut and is believed to be valued at £15 million by the Stade Auguste Bonal outfit, according to Click Manchester.

Whilst the player would not be the biggest name signing at Manchester United, it would be in keeping with Ferguson's moves to build the club for the future after securing Phil Jones and closing on David de Gea earlier in the week.


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