- Manchester United have reportedly struck an agreement over an £89million transfer
- It looks like the Red Devils will beat Barcelona to the signing of Antoine Griezmann
- United have long been linked with him and Barca are now expected to target Philippe Coutinho instead
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Manchester United look to have won the race for the transfer of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann if latest reports in Spain are to be believed.
While Barcelona have also been linked with a move for the France international, it seems Lionel Messi is not altogether keen on the idea of the move and that it may be out of reach now anyway.
This is according to Don Balon, who state that Griezmann has a pre-contract agreement to move to Old Trafford for next season in a £89million deal.
The report continues by suggesting this means it’s likely Barca will prioritise a move for Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho instead, which would be doubly bad news for the Reds.
United would undoubtedly be strengthened by a signing of Griezmann’s calibre, while Liverpool would likely find it difficult to find an affordable replacement for a player like Coutinho.
Jose Mourinho has spent a great deal on big names since taking over at United, with an £89m move for Griezmann enough to match the club’s current record transfer fee paid for Paul Pogba last year, as reported at the time by BBC Sport.
Don Balon‘s report earlier today points to a very busy summer indeed for United, with Tottenham’s Dele Alli also said to be a top target in a deal worth roughly £179m.