Date: 2nd February 2017 at 5:37pm
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Manchester United have reportedly agreed a summer deal in principle to sign France international star Antoine Griezmann, according to Canal+ (via the guardian).

The Premier League side, who could only draw 0-0 against relegation threatened Hull City at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, have been continuously linked with a move for the Atletico Madrid forward.

The 25-year-old, who has 39 international caps for his country and guided France to the final of UEFA Euro 2016 last year, has scored 15 goals and provided seven assists in 29 appearances in all competitions for the La Liga outfit so far this season.

Griezmann, who is under contract at Atletico until 2021, could become the world’s second most expensive player ever considering his release clause is understood to be €100m (£85.5m).

The Frenchman’s friend, Paul Pogba, broke the world record transfer fee last summer after re-joining The Red Devils from Juventus for a reported £89m.

United manager Jose Mourinho wants Griezmann to boost his men’s frontline, with his side currently 14 points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea this term.

 
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