Antoine Griezmann Man Utd cool interest after Zlatan Ibrahimovic injury | Touch Latest Local,World,Tech,Entertainment,Health,Sport News
23 April 2018 00:00:00 AM Breaking News


Antoine Griezmann Man Utd cool interest after Zlatan Ibrahimovic injury

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann is with the France squad preparing for their friendly against Paraguay on Friday

Manchester United have cooled their interest in Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.

United were keen on the France forward and were considering whether to trigger his 100m euro (£87m) escape clause.

However, a source close to United said Griezmann, 26, is no longer a priority.

It is understood the long-term injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic has forced the club to change their priorities, with doubts over the Swede's future beyond the expiry of his contract on 30 June.

No decision has yet been made over an extension but, given he is unlikely to play until January, the odds are against him being offered a new deal.

United are now thought to be targeting a main striker rather than a number 10, believing they already have enough players to fill that role.

After his side beat Ajax to win the Europa League last week, manager Jose Mourinho said executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has had his targets "for more than two months".

Atletico have had their transfer ban upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, meaning they would not be able to replace Griezmann until January should he leave this summer.


If Griezmann is not coming to Old Trafford, who are United going to get instead?

Everton's Romelu Lukaku is an obvious one, a battering ram of a striker in the Didier Drogba mould. And United have also mbeen linked with Torino's Andrea Belotti - who has a release contract of £87m - and also Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata.

No-one from the club is saying it, but by targeting a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, United appear to be indicating the Swede has no future at Old Trafford once his contract expires on 30 June.



Related Posts

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Manchester United striker not offered new contract

Manchester United have not offered striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract and

Read More

Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic undergoes successful knee surgery

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is "fixed, done and stronger" after successful surger

Read More

Rashid Khan Afghanistan spinner takes 7-18 against West Indies

West Indies v Afghanistan ODI West Indies 149 all out (44.4 overs): Rashid 7-18A

Read More

Ajax 0 Manchester United 2 Europa League Final

UEFA Europa League final | 24 May 2017 | Friends Arena | Attendance: 46,961 | Sc

Read More

Klopp's update on Danny Ings fitness latest

Jürgen Klopp has revealed Danny Ings

Read More

Shannon Town Crowed Clare Premier Division League Champions

Shannon Town have claimed their maiden Clare Premier Division League title.Donal

Read More

Bale returns to start El Clasico

Gareth Bale was thrown straight back into the Real Madrid starting line-up for S

Read More

Japanese Messi breaks J-League goal record at 15

At 15 years, 10 months and 11 days, Kubo fired the winner in Saturday’s

Read More

Paul Merson's predictions: Liverpool and Manchester United in Super Sunday action

Paul Merson's predictions: Liverpool and Manchester United in Super Sunday actio

Read More

Champions-elect Chelsea are singing their way to Premier League glory

The Blues came through what could have been a stern examination at Everton and t

Read More

Also Read

Jose Mourinho 'very happy' with Man Utd players after 1-1 draw with Swansea

ose Mourinho bemoaned his growing injury list, but insisted he was "very happy"

Read More

N541.8bn debt: Access bank, others take over Etisalat

consortium of Nigerian banks including Access Bank PLC and United Bank for Afric

Read More

Suspected herdsmen invade Wole Soyinka’s home in Ogun

People suspected to be herdsmen recently invaded the residence of Professor Wole

Read More

Buhari Begs Supreme Court: ‘Save Me From These Judicial Embarrassments, Courts Have Ganged Up To Disgrace Me’

The outcome of the closed-door meeting held on Tuesday, between the Chief Justic

Read More

Zlatan Ibrahimovic up for ANOTHER award PFA Player of the Year award

Zlatan up for PFA Player of the Year awardManchester United striker Zlatan Ibrah

Read More

Borno tops 2016 road traffic accident death index – FRSC

Borno State topped 2016 road traffic road accident death index with 15 deaths in

Read More

Orji Kalu at 57: The Story of An Icon

By Kunle OyewumiOn Thursday, April 21, 1960, at the popular Saint Anthonyâ€

Read More

North Korea tension: China seriously concerned about nuclear threats

North Korea tension: China seriously concerned about nuclear threatsImage copyri

Read More

Mazda previews its next-gen technologies for 2020 and beyond

Want to know everything cool that Mazda's working on for the next three or four

Read More

These Photos Of The U.S. Presidents When They Were Young Are A Rare Treasure

What do you imagine when the word ''US President'' strikes you? An image of a

Read More