Man Utd transfer news includes reports that a deal for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has been agreed ahead of the summer window.
Manchester United have reportedly agreed the first big transfer of the summer, with a deal for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.
The Frenchman is United’s top target, with Jose Mourinho desperate to increase his side’s firepower ahead of his second season in charge at Old Trafford.
Griezmann has a release clause of €100m, but now former FIFA accredited agent Vincent Rodriguez claims a deal for his signature has been agreed between the two clubs ahead of the summer transfer window opening on July 1.
The star’s adviser, Eric Olhats, has confirmed an approach from United.
Olhats, talking after Griezmann scored his 100th La Liga goal in Atletico’s 1-0 won over Espanyol 1-0 Saturday, said United ‘told us about their project’ and are the ‘first and the most solid’ in their interest in Griezmann.
“There is an existing clause of €100m, which is unavoidable,” he said.
“We’re thinking right now about the most suitable offer. Real Madrid and other clubs are part of this thinking process.
“Antoine doesn’t want to leave the club at any cost. That is false.”
Elsewhere, and the Daily Star claims United are set to lose the race to sign Monaco star Benjamin Mendy – unless they can provide Champions League football.
The defender is only expected to leave the Ligue 1 club if he can be guaranteed involvement in Europe’s premier club competition.
And City, who have also been linked with his signature, are currently in a stronger position to tempt him.
United however can qualify by winning the Europa League, while they can go ahead of City in the chase for the top four with a win on Thursday night.