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Man Utd Ready To Return For Griezmann After Growing Frustrated With Progress On Morata

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Manchester United may again shift their attention on Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann after growing frustrated with on-going negotiations for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to bolster his squad as they return to ChampionsLeague football next season and also to challenge for the Premier League title.

Antoine Griezmann was been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and Jose Mourinho was ready to trigger his £87million release clause to land him at Old Trafford this summer.

But with Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban upheld on Thursday, the club bosses would be unable to replace their superstars if they leave this summer. And now it is believed that this might be the reason why Griezmann has decided to stay loyal to the Los Rojiblancos.

And then Mourinho identified Morata as one of his top summer transfer targets, according to FootTheBall sources.

Manchester United launched a £52million bid for Alvaro Morata but La Liga champions Real Madrid rejected the offer.

FootTheBall sources reveal that Real Madrid have turned down United’s initial £52million bid for Alvaro Morata, and it is believed that they are holding out for an offer in the region of £78.6m for the Spanish striker.

Sources also revealed that Mourinho would turn his attention to Torino striker Andrea Belotti if he fails to land Morata at Old Trafford.

But now Torino bosses have accentuated that any club would have to first match Belotti’s €100m release clause in order to sign him this summer.

Man Utd would face tough competition for Morata from Chelsea, with Antonio Conte looking forward to rope in the Spanish striker.

Mourinho is keen on strengthening the attacking line-up, especially after Zlatan suffered a serious cruciate ligament knee injury in April and rumours claim that the Red Devils hierarchy will not extend his contract.

And at such a juncture, Man Utd could re-launch their pursuit of Greizmann.

Man Utd would have to splurge more money for roping in Griezmann when compared with the asking price for Morata, but it understood that the Red Devils hierarchy would part with a greater fee for the French striker, who has proven record in front of goal.

Anirban Das
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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