Manchester United are said to be willing to stump up for a summer move for Â£65million-rated Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.
Multiple sources in Spain claim United are interested in the 25-year-old Frenchman, who scored the goal which took Atletico through to the Champions League final in Munich on Tuesday.
El Confidencial, an often reliable source of information on Madrid football clubs, say United are ‘willing to pay whatever it takes to lure Griezmann to the Premier League’.
And Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has told the Telegraph that Griezmann will ‘carefully consider’ a potential transfer to Manchester United if a bid is made in the summer.
United were first linked to Griezmann in March 2014 when the Reds’ French scout David Friio confirmed that the club had been monitoring him at Real Sociedad.
“Griezmann would clearly bring something [to the France squad],” he told L’Equipe.
“His versatility and technique, in a tournament where the gaps are reduced, are real assets. You can’t score 15 goals in a great League without having real qualities.”