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Anthony Martial's first club say good luck to United's record breaking teenager

Manchester United have agreed a fee of £36million for the 19-year-old Monaco striker Anthony Martial.

Martial was allowed to leave France's training camp to travel to Carrington for a medical earlier today.

Provided Martial passes those medical tests, he will become the most expensive teenager in football history.

The current most expensive teenager in world football is Luke Shaw, who signed for United for a fee that could rise to just over £30million last summer.

Martial's first club, Olympique Lyonnais, were the first to offer their congratulations.

Martial is a 19-year-old French striker who signed for Monaco from Lyon for just #3.7million two years ago.

The teenager, who can play either on the wing or up front, scored 10 goals in 44 appearances for Monaco last season. He has played three times for the Ligue 1 club so far this term.

United's pursuit of the player came completely out of the blue.

The club had been linked with the likes of Gareth Bale, Thomas Muller, Neymar and Edinson Cavani this summer, but they have decided to invest their money in Martial instead.

Woman 'stamped on' as she lay on the ground

Officers would like to speak to the man in the photographs as they believe he could help them with their enquiries. Credit: Merseyside Police

A woman was stamped on the head by a man as she lay on the ground following an attack in the street.

The incident happened at around 3am on Friday, 7 August on Westfield Street.

Witnesses are asked to call Merseyside Police. Credit: Merseyside Police

“This was a particularly nasty assault on a woman who was lying defenceless after being knocked to the floor.

Thankfully the victim wasn’t badly hurt but we are keen to speak to the man in the photograph as we believe he may be able to help with our enquiries.”

– Detective Constable Tracy Awbery, Merseyside Police
  • Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6816 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


CCTV appeal after woman sexually assaulted in Liverpool shop

This man may have information which can help police investigate a sexual assault. Credit: Merseyside Police.

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to about the sexual assault of a woman in Liverpool City Centre.

The victim was in a clothes shop at St John's Precinct on Saturday, August 8, when she was approached and sexually assaulted.

If you know this man, contact Merseyside Police. Credit: Merseyside Police.

“The victim was very distressed by what happened and reported the incident to us.

“As part of our on-going inquiries, we have issued CCTV images of a man who we think may have important which could help with our investigation.

“I would appeal to the man, or anyone who recognises him, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

– Detective Inspector Phil Mahon, Merseyside Police
  • Anyone with information can call detectives in Liverpool on 0151 777 4808 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Watch: Trailer released ahead of Coronation Street's live special to mark 60-years of ITV

Coronation Street fans have been given a teaser of what they can expect from the live episode later this month.

The ITV drama will broadcast a live, one-hour long special programme to mark the network's 60th anniversary later this month.

Show bosses have titled the programme Nowhere Left To Run and say the programme will see David, Kylie and Sarah Platt pushed to the edge by evil drug dealer Callum Logan.


Image shows how missing Steven could look now

An impression of how Steven may look today. Credit: Cheshire Police.

As part of their renewed appeal to find Steve, police have issued an updated image of how Steven might look now, at the age of 30.

“Someone out there must have some information about Steven in relation to his disappearance, his whereabouts or his movements since 2005 - and we are urging them to come forward and speak to us.

"At a time of year when many Brits are heading abroad we are asking holidaymakers to keep their eyes peeled and to let us know of any potential sightings of Steven – or any information, which could assist in the search for him.”

– DI Gary McIntyre, Cheshire Police

Woman dragged from car and raped outside John Lewis

The woman was dragged from her car outside John Lewis. Credit: ITV News.

A woman in her 20s was dragged from her parked car outside John Lewis and raped, police say.

The woman was in a car park at the far end of John Lewis car park in Cheadle on Friday evening when a man opened the door and dragged her into some nearby bushes and raped her.

The attacker, described as Asian and approximately 40 years old, then ran off into undergrowth near Wilmslow Road.

The attack happened around 7pm on Friday but reported to police on Sunday.

Detectives say, the offender was of medium build, with black hair and had a heavily pock-marked and open-pored skin on his face, with a thick black mono-brow, wearing black jogging bottoms.

This young lady has suffered a deeply traumatic ordeal and we have a team of detectives who are working on this case to try and identify the man that did this to her.

We believe that the area close to where the victim was parked in her car is used as a cut-through between Wilmslow-Handforth by-pass and the junction of Wilmslow Road and Etchells Road and we are appealing for anyone that may have seen a man fitting this description hanging around this area, to please get in touch.

The description of this attacker is very distinctive, with deep pock-type scars on his face and I am hoping that this may jog someone’s memory to call us, so we can find the person responsible and take him off our streets.”

– Detective Inspector Richard Ennis, Greater Manchester Police
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