Antoine Griezmann is wanted by Manchester United

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Manchester United are planning to make a €100million (£88m) move for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann next summer, according to reports.

The Daily Express claim Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has made the French forward his number one target, and has ordered club officials to bring him to Old Trafford.

Mourinho was keen on landing Griezmann during the summer transfer window, but Atletico Madrid’s worldwide transfer ban scuppered his plans.

The Spanish side are banned from registering any players until January 2018, and Mourinho is already planning to relaunch the club’s pursuit at the end of the season.

Griezmann’s current contract at Atletico runs until 2022 and his release clause stands at €100m, but that fee is unlikely to put United off their chase.