Manchester United have made a £100,000 ($153,000) bid for Newport County defender Regan Poole, according to BBC Sport. The highly rated 17-year-old has already trained with both United and Liverpool, while Fulham have seen an offer for the teenager rejected, but United are now on the verge of securing his services. The player has travelled to the club's training facilities to undergo a medical this afternoon (1 September).
Wales Online suggests the deal could eventually rise to £400,000. Poole became Newport County's youngest-ever player when he made his first appearance for the League Two club at just 16 years and 94 days in September 2014.
While Poole is very unlikely to come into first team contention should he seal his move to Old Trafford, United are still focusing their efforts on bringing in players capable of delivering an immediate impact. The club are on the brink of a sealing a deadline day move for Monaco forward Anthony Marital, with the fee for the player ranging from the £36m reported by BBC Sport to the £58.6m Canal+ claim Monaco have informed them of.
Any of those would make Martial, 19, the most expensive teenager in the history of the game, eclipsing the hefty fees paid for the likes of Luke Shaw, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Ramos.
Sky Sports report that Martial has returned to France, having completed a medical with United. The French Football Federation gave the forward permission to leave the national team's training camp in Clairefontaine on Monday (31 August), permitting the player to travel to Manchester to hold contract talks with Louis van Gaal's side.