United’s ‘concrete interest’ in Griezmann

Manchester United have shown ‘concrete interest’ in Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, according to the striker’s agent Eric Olhats.

The French forward has netted 25 goals and has been a long-term target of the Red Devils, who currently sit fifth in the English Premier League.

“We’re at the stage of gathering information from clubs who have a concrete interest,” Olhats told French television programme Téléfoot.

“There is an unavoidable €100m clause so that restricts the number of candidates. You have United, [Manchester] City, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid. United were the first to come and see us and the most concrete in their wishes.”

United’s current attacking options are limited due to a long-term injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is out of contract in the summer, while Spain international Juan Mata is also sidelined.

Along with Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer following on from the departures of Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger – freeing up funds for further big-money incomings.

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