AC Milan are reported to have failed with a move to sign Anthony Martial as Manchester United have refused to sell.
Speculation over the future of the French forward has been raging throughout the summer, but the English transfer window came and went without a deal being struck with one of his reported admires.
However, it has been claimed that Milan, along with Spanish side Atletico Madrid, have launched a move to sign the former Monaco ace before the transfer window for the rest of Europe shuts on Friday.
United boss Jose Mourinho would probably be open to the deal, but the powers that be at Old Trafford believe Martial can be a star for many years to come and are refusing to sell.
The fact that United are also unable to bring in a replacement does not help matters, so Milan will have to look elsewhere for a new forward before the deadline.