Photo: Man United’s Anthony Martial all smiles with Chelsea transfer target

Anthony Martial is all smiles with West Ham United's Dimitri Payet ahead of France v Republic of Ireland

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Anthony Martial gave the thumbs up as he posed for a picture with Dimitri Payet as the France duo prepared for their Euro 2016 showdown with the Republic of Ireland.

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Both the Manchester United and West Ham stars will be hoping to play their parts for the French side as they take on the Men in Green in the last 16 clash on Sunday afternoon.

Payet has been one of the stars of the tournament so far, following up his impressive debut season in the Premier League with West Ham.

The 29-year-old’s fine form in recent months has led to speculation that Chelsea could be set to table a bid for the West Ham United star.

However, he appeared to be in good spirits as he posed for a picture with Martial on Friday night ahead of France’s Euro 2016 clash on Sunday.

Martial posted the picture above onto his personal Instagram account and wrote: “Lyon with my bro @payetdimitri27”

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