Ant on again

Antoine Griezmann could head to Manchester United in January with Atletico Madrid future in doubt

France striker so nearly moved to Old Trafford in the summer and new £175million release clause may not deter Jose Mourinho from trying again

Antoine Griezmann could once again be a top transfer target for Manchester United – as soon as January, according to reports.

The Atletico Madrid striker was linked with a move to Old Trafford for all of last summer.

Antoine Griezmann could make a move to Manchester United

His will-he-won’t-he predicament became one of the biggest talking points of the transfer window even though United ultimately settled on Romelu Lukaku.

Griezmann stayed at the Vicente Calderon and signed a new deal.

It is believed that agreement has bumped his minimum transfer fee up to around £175million.


But now talkSPORT, citing reports in Spain, say Atleti bosses are becoming “increasingly frustrated” with Griezmann’s form.

The France striker has been out of form so far this season

Antoine Griezmann has faced criticism from Atleti bosses

The diminutive frontman has scored just twice in the club’s first nine games.

And Lukaku is not without his own struggles.

He was ordered not to take a penalty by boss Jose Mourinho against Benfica, with Daley Blind being given spot-kick duties.

However, it appears Mourinho will have to sell players before he can get reinforcements.

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And the Portuguese is heading for a clash with the United board over further backing in the transfer market.

Mourinho has spent £300m in less than 18 months – but still wants more to strengthen his squad as they fight on four fronts.

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