Manchester United Are Looking To Spend 'Pogba Money' On Antoine Griezmann This Summer

Which is a lot...

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Having already broken the transfer record with an £89 million Paul Pogba-shaped statement, Manchester United are back with the big money, this time lining up a similar bid for Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.

As reported by The Telegraph, the 25-year-old Frenchman, who can play in any position across the frontline, has a €100 million (£86 million) buy-out clause in his contract, with United one of the few clubs possessing the funds and desire to meet it.

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Much of the speculation surrounding Griezmann's sale is down to the rumoured departure of Diego Simeone, with the inspirational Atletico head coach recently reducing his contract by two years.

Asked about the speculation surrounding Griezmann's future, Simeone said: "I don't tie anybody down. I simply work in order to continue getting better for the good of the club.

"He [Griezmann] is in an extraordinary moment. He is working well, he has got back on the score sheet. He is currently in great form and it's normal that the top clubs in the world want him. I'm not surprised that those that can afford him are seeking him."

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Griezmann's current deal ties him to the club until 2021, but that's seen as a minor inconvenience for United, who hope that the forward's close friendship with compatriot Paul Pogba might be enough to sway him from potential suitors like Paris Saint German, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Atletico are set to move into a new 67,000 capacity stadium and need to offset some of their heavy loans, meaning the club are unlikely to stand in Griezmann's way if a club can match his clause.

Good news for Mourinho, but definitely not for the rest of the league.