Manchester United have not yet allotted their No.7 shirt to any player and it is believed that they have kept it free for a major signing.

Man Utd Line Up £100M Antoine Griezmann Bid And Leave No.7 Shirt Free
Antoine Griezmann is being lined up by Manchester United in a £100m bid

Man Utd are willing to splurge £100million to sign Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann next year, according to FootTheBall sources.

The Red Devils are still keen on landing the French superstar and they have reportedly kept the NO.7 shirt free for Griezmann.

The France international had been heavily linked with Old Trafford early in the summer transfer window, but Atletico’s transfer ban until January ended any hopes of luring him to the Premier League.

Man Utd Line Up £100M Antoine Griezmann Bid And Leave No.7 Shirt Free
Griezmann is open to talks for a switch next summer

But, sources close to Man Utd have told FootTheBall that Griezmann is still very much on manager Jose Mourinho’s wishlist.

The Red Devils bosses have not yet handed their iconic No.7 shirt to any player this season.

The shirt is of high commercial value and had been previously worn by Old Trafford legends George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Man Utd Line Up £100M Antoine Griezmann Bid And Leave No.7 Shirt Free
He is still on Mourinho’s wish-list

It is understood that the winter transfer window in Janauary would be difficult for Mourinho to make a major signing and it is believed that he would give his best to rope in Griezmann next summer – and it could be that Man Utd will have to go all season without a No.7.

Man Utd Line Up £100M Antoine Griezmann Bid And Leave No.7 Shirt FreeBack in May, Griezmann had admitted that his chances of joining United were “six out of 10” and sources reveal that he is still open to talks for a switch to Old Trafford.

And with Atletico’s transfer ban expiring in January, the La Liga club would be able to rope in a replacement for their French superstar – with wantaway Chelsea star Diego Costa set to make a dramatic return to his former club.

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Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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