Manchester United and Premier League rivals Liverpool and Arsenal have reportedly been placed on ‘purple alert’ to signal Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann.
United received their switch window rolling earlier this week as they strengthened their midfield choices with the acquisition of Ajax playmaker Donny van de Beek.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nonetheless needs extra attacking reinforcements to extend his aspect’s possibilities of successful the Premier League, with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho the precedence goal.
Nevertheless, a deal for the 20-year-old is trying uncertain as Dortmund officers are adamant that he can be staying on the membership for no less than one other yr, along with his contract being prolonged till 2023.
United have not given up on signing Sancho however they’ve been linked with a lot of attacking options within the occasion that they cannot carry him to Previous Trafford.
The most recent of which is World Cup winner Griezmann, who may, based on the Day by day Mail, be obtainable this summer time as a consequence of Lionel Messi’s resolution to remain at Barcelona.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner despatched shock waves all through the sport after informing the Barcelona hierarchy of his want to go away however has since introduced that he’ll stay in Catalonia this summer time with a view to keep away from a authorized dispute with the membership.
It is claimed Griezmann had been promised Messi’s position at Barca within the occasion of his departure by new supervisor Ronald Koeman however the Argentine’s U-turn may now carry his disappointing stint on the membership to an finish.
The 29-year-old has struggled to stay as much as expectations following his £108million transfer from Atletico Madrid final summer time and solely managed to attain 9 objectives all through the La Liga season.
It is reported that Griezmann’s poor yr leaves him weak as Koeman might want to trim his squad this summer time, with Premier League golf equipment being placed on alert to doubtlessly signal him – although Barca must settle for an enormous loss on the payment they paid a yr in the past for any deal to occur.
M.E.N. Sport doesn’t perceive Griezmann to be a goal with Sancho remaining the precedence. David Brooks, Kingsley Coman, Thiago Almada and Rabbi Matondo are amongst these being thought-about as options if the Dortmund star is not signed.
In the meantime, United have failed to reply to Roma’s newest supply to purchase Chris Smalling, based on reviews.
Gazzetta dello Sport say confidence which had inbuilt Rome over a attainable transfer has now waned with United silent on a deal.
It’s advised Roma provided €12m plus extra in bonuses to carry the centre-half again to the membership following a profitable mortgage stint.