As I previously reported, Manchester United have been taking a long hard look at Axel Witsel, the young Standard Liege midfielder. However, it now appears insist that they have no plans to sell Witsel in January. In fact, they are claiming they have actually turned down a bid of £17m.There are a number of clubs checking on the progress of Witsel but they have not revealed who the bid came from. Despite interest from Italy, France and Spain, it is the host of Premier League clubs who look keenest.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Bolton and Middlesbrough have all been linked to him or they have been seen watching him but Standard's vice-president Luciano D'Onofrio has sent out a clear message that Witsel is not for sale and they have turned down a huge offer for him.
"I had a bid of €20million for Witsel and it was refused, it is not even a question."
I very much doubt it is Manchester United who launched the bid. OK, if we could get Witsel for a cut down price of around £10m then fine, he is a great prospect but I doubt United will be involved in a bidding war for him come January......Back To Home Page...