Jose Mourinho prioritised a transfer for the France world on the finish of remaining season and he was once anticipated to sign throughout the transfer window.
However, Atletico gained a global transfer ban, which prevents the membership from registering new avid gamers till January 2018, and that brought on Griezmann to stick with the La Liga giants.
But Mourinho isn’t giving up his pursuit and can go back for his signature on the finish of the season.
United could have to fork out £88m to meet Griezmann’s unlock clause however Atletico might be prepared to do trade on the finish of the season.
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The Red Devils’ possibilities of signing Griezmann had been given a spice up with the approaching arrival of Diego Costa.
Chelsea and Atletico have agreed phrases over his transfer and the Spaniard is predicted to sign within the New Year.
With a brand new striker on Simeone’s books and the membership in a position to sign avid gamers as soon as once more as of January, Atletico could have a variety of time to discover a substitute for Griezmann if he leaves.
Griezmann’s present contract on the Wanda Metropolitano runs till 2022.
The 26-year-old, who has netted 3 objectives for membership and nation this season, will probably be in motion within the Spanish capital the next day night time when Atletico welcome Chelsea within the Champions League.