Standard rejects £17m Witsel bid

Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Bolton, Middlesbrough and several clubs from Italy, France and Spain have been linked with the talented 19-year-old.

The Belgian side insists that they have no plans to sell the youngster in January.

“I had a bid of €20million for Witsel and it was refused,” said Standard’s vice-president Luciano D-Onofrio.

“It is not even a question.”