Manchester United have submitted a €4million (£3.5m) offer for Monaco teenager Hannibal Mejbri after the Ligue de Football Professionnel rejected the youngster’s case to have his contract terminated.
The Red Devils are reported to have made a decent offer to the player after they felt that he would be released from his contract at Monaco. However, the player's family have argued that the deal had not taken place properly as he was under the age of 15 when he signed it.
However, RMC Sport report that the lawsuit was rejected by the LFP’s legal committee because they cannot penalise a club twice for the same offence, with Monaco already sanctioned over a different player back in February.
This is the reason why Mejbri will not be released from his contract with the French club and will not be available to sign for any other club in this summer's transfer window.
And according to Le Parisien, that is exactly what United have done as they came up with a £3.5m compensation in order to sign the teenager ahead of a number of potential clubs interested in him, which includes the likes of Lyon.
His family and agents believe that a number of promises have been broken and that they do not believe in the legality of the contract. Mejbri, is said to welcome a move to Old Trafford, but any deal is likely to be delayed if his family decide to challenge the decision of the LFP.
United had an initial offer for the attacking midfielder rejected in January, and Monaco will most definitely demand an expensive fee to part ways with him.