What looked set to be one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer could be over before the window even opens, with Manchester United close to completing a deal to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
There have been plenty of hints from the 26-year-old striker that a move from La Liga to the Premier League was not a formality. But the Manchester Evening News reports that a deal will be done for Jose Mourinho to land one of his top targets, even if it does cost €100 million.
The report says United will back Mourinho in the transfer market this summer in order to ensure a title challenge next season, and with Wayne Rooney expected to leave there is not only a space available in attack, but also a huge gap in the wage bill.
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