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Monaco: We could not resist Man United riches

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev admits the club could not turn down the amount of money offered for Anthony Martial.

The French striker moved to Manchester United on deadline day for a fee worth up to £56 million, a record for a teenager.

Anthony Martial cost a few quid. Credit: PA

However, Vasilyev said on the club's website: "We really wanted to keep (Martial) on the team, but Manchester has made an incredible offer, almost the close of the market, an offer that neither the club nor the player could refuse. That's football.

"(It is) evident that certain clubs - especially the British - have unprecedented resources, and it is hard to resist."

De Gea is calm over failed Man United exit - Mata

Juan Mata expects his Spain and Manchester United team-mate David de Gea to remain professional, despite the disappointment of his failed move to Real Madrid.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper, who has not featured for United this season, was the subject of a bid from hometown club Real on Monday, but the deal fell through due to a miscommunication.

David De Gea and Juan Mata are good mates. Credit: PA

"He seems calm to me, like he always is," Mata told "He's had a testing few days, but I've been his friend and by his side throughout.

"It's good that he's here and just thinking about these two matches. He will be professional just like he always has been throughout his career.

"David is a professional and he will remain that way. He's a great goalkeeper and any team would be boosted by his presence. The fans will get behind him, and all of us."

Ibrahimovic admits turning down summer move

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is staying in France. Credit: PA

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he had the chance to re-join former club AC Milan this summer, but decided to stay in France with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Swedish striker confirmed the offer when speaking to the media ahead of his country's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Russia and Austria.

"It was concrete from their side and they showed great interest, but I said from the beginning that I am staying at PSG, I'm happy there," the 33-year-old told a news conference.


West Brom set to punish wantaway Berahino

Sadio Berahino is expected to be punished after his strike threat following a blocked move to Tottenham.

The West Brom striker is due to return to training on Friday after the Baggies squad were given two days off.

Saido Berahino is not in the West Brom good books. Credit: PA

The England Under-21 international is set to be disciplined and, although no official meeting is planned, he is likely to speak to head coach Tony Pulis on Friday.

Albion rejected two deadline days bids from Tottenham on Tuesday for the England Under-21 forward before Berahino suggested he would down tools on Twitter.

His message read: "Sad how i cant say exactly how the club has treated me but i can officially say i will never play Jeremy Peace."

FA plan Rooney award if he breaks record

Wayne Rooney will be presented with an award next month if he breaks or equals England's scoring record in the coming days.

With England facing minnows San Marino on Saturday and then taking on Switzerland at home three days later, Rooney stands a good chance of breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record over the next week.

Wayne Rooney could break the record this week. Credit: PA

The England captain's current total stands at 48 goals, just one shy of the World Cup winning former Manchester United forward.

The Football Association (FA) does not plan to honour the striker until next month, however, as it does not want to be too presumptuous on the matter.

It is understood that the FA instead plans to honour the Manchester United forward with some kind of trophy or plaque before England's next home game against Estonia on October 9.

Former Chelsea and Arsenal man hits new low at Roma

Ashley Cole has been left out of Roma's 21-man squad list for the Champions League.

Cole does not have a future at Roma. Credit: PA

The 34-year-old left-back had been linked with a return to the Premier League this summer after a difficult first season at Roma.

Cole made just 14 starts in all competitions for the Giallorossi in 2014-15 and the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender is unlikely to be given much playing time this season.

Roma coach Rudi Garcia has included summer signing Lucas Digne in his selection for Europe's elite club competition.

The France international joined Roma on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain last week and plays in Cole's role.

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