Well, it's moving along, this one. First the French FA basically confirmed things, and now the English press reckon that a fee's been agreed. Here's a man from the Times to tell you more:
United have now formally agreed a £36m fee with Monaco for Martial— James Ducker (@DuckerTheTimes) August 31, 2015
And here's a man from the Manchester Evening News to add a bit of flavour:
£36m fee for Anthony Martial confirmed. On his way to M/C. LVG scouting him for a year. Monaco knocked out of CL brought it to head. #mufc— Stuart Mathieson (@StuMathiesonMEN) August 31, 2015
What to make of that "LVG scouting him for a year" claim? True? Or perhaps a little bit of spin from Old Trafford to counter suggestions (accusations, shrieks) that this is a panic buy? It's definitely a panic fee, no question about that. But might be this a mere overpayment for somebody who is, nevertheless, part of the plan?
No, probably not.