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Antoine Griezmann ‘agrees to £280,000-a-week Man United deal’

United happy to pay Frenchman's buy-out clause of £89million in a total package that will reach staggering £170m

Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Antoine Griezmann, paving the way for his move to Old Trafford.

SunSport understands a five-year deal worth £280,000 a week has been accepted by the Atletico Madrid striker.

Antoine Griezmann is set to agree a £280,000-a-week deal at Manchester United

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Antoine Griezmann is set to agree a £280,000-a-week deal at Manchester United

United will meet the £89million buy-out clause in Griezmann’s Atletico contract which, combined with wages and bonuses, could see the total cost of the transfer exceed £170m.

The France international, 26, is Jose Mourinho’s No 1 transfer target for next season as he rebuilds his squad to challenge for the Premier League title.

Griezmann previously expressed reservations — revealed by SunSport last month — about United qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

However, he has been given assurances about other signings and an increase in the original contract offer.

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Antoine Griezmann in action during Atletico's ill-fated Champions League semi-final first leg match against rivals Real Madrid which Atleti lost 3-0

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Antoine Griezmann in action during Atletico's ill-fated Champions League semi-final first leg match against rivals Real Madrid which Atleti lost 3-0

Atletico know of the development and have targeted Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as possible replacements.

United are preparing the logistics of the transfer, which will see them purchase the striker’s registration for £89m — although it must be paid in one lump sum.

This can happen when the transfer window opens at the end of this month, with Mourinho expecting Griezmann to report for pre-season training in July.

Griezmann’s wages will see him earn £60k a week more than fellow countryman Pogba, who joined United for the same £89m world-record fee last year.

Antoine Griezmann's wages will be £60,000 higher than Paul Pogba's

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Antoine Griezmann's wages will be £60,000 higher than Paul Pogba's
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