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.