Antoine Griezmann is not moving to Manchester United, confirms Atletico President

Manchester United and Jose Mourinho have identified Antoine Griezmann as the player to lead the line next season.

But, Manchester United have looked the closest of all the clubs to acquire the services of the Frenchman, with reports stating that Griezmann has already "verbally agreed" a deal to move to Old Trafford in the summer.

The 25-year-old France global is under contract at the Vicente Calderon but has been tipped to follow compatriot Paul Pogba to Old Trafford in a mega-money switch.

Jose Mourinho is keen on signing the France global this summer and Griezmann's adviser admitted yesterday that a move to Old Trafford would be "ideal". "But Griezmann will be at Atletico for a long time".

Costa ended up staying with Chelsea but multiple sources have reported that the striker is set to move to China in the summer.

Antoine Griezmann is again being linked to Man Utd, but if he were to go, would he be given the famous No.7 shirt?

Bellencontre told So Foot magazine: "When I read articles about a hypothetical transfer to Manchester United I think it would be the ideal commercial scenario". The only thing that I can say is that Griezmann has a contract with us.

Cerezo, in an interview with Cadena COPE, via Sky Sports, said: "I have not spoken to him in a while".

A move to the Premier League would see Girezmann join in increasingly lengthy production line of former Atletico strikers to move to the Premier League, including Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero.

He scored 32 goals in 54 competitive club appearances last season as Atletico finished third in La Liga and runners-up in the Champions League.

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