The Red Devils are desperate to avoid another lengthy transfer saga like the one that surrounded Paul Pogba's world-record move to Old Trafford last summer.
Jose Mourinho took a big step towards persuading the Frenchman to join his side by securing Champions League football next term thanks to their Europa League final win on Wednesday.
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And with the Red Devils ready to trigger his £86m Atletico Madrid release clause, Mourinho is said to want it done and dusted by the end of next month.
On paper the deal looks relatively straight forward but there is still plenty of negotiating to be done.
But Burnley's Michael Keane, Blaise Matuidi of Paris St-Germain and another forward are on the agenda.
Griezmann had said the chances of him joining United were six out of 10 prior to Mourinho's men securing Chamions League football.
That figure may have increased a few notches but the French striker has tried to play down talk of him heading to Manchester today.
The Spanish media aren’t giving up on James Rodriguez to Manchester United. It had been the Spanish media mainly pushing the potential move for some months, but when the Colombian press jumped in recently it all got a little out of hand.
Rodriguez to Manchester United was said to be all agreed, indeed, there had been suggestions it would be announced on Sunday.
Sunday came and went without the announcement, and it seems to be a case of Real Madrid and Jorge Mendes dangling James over the transfer market and hoping that someone will bite.
AS still have hope that could be Manchester United. In their Tuesday agreement, the Spanish newspaper say James’ move to Old Trafford will speed up after the Champions League Final in Cardiff.
So James and Real Madrid would be agreeing the ‘conditions of departure’ to Manchester United, with whom there is already an ‘agreement in principle’.
That old chestnut.
Should Manchester United not cave in to the pressure of Jorge Mendes, then AS reckon Manche…
Manchester United registered their place in the next season’s Champions League after beating Ajax in the Europa League final last night. The top stars want to play in Europe’s elite competition, hence, earning CL qualification is a major achievement for the Red Devils.
The Old Trafford club have been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann and the latest reports suggest that they are willing to offer him a huge deal to sign this summer.
According to Spanish source Marca, Manchester United are ready to sign a deal worth $15.6million-a-year ($300,000-a-week) with the former Real Sociedad star, who has a mammoth release clause of 100 million euros ($112million) in his contract.
The French international is one of the best playmakers in the world and his signing will largely amplify the quality of Mourinho’s team, who finished 6th in the Barclays Premier League.
In the recently concluded La Liga campaign, Griezmann scored 16 goals and provided 8 assists in 36 outings. Ov…