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Man Utd ‘want to hijack’ £108m Griezmann transfer; convincing star to turn down Barcelona

Manchester United have reportedly not given up their hopes of signing Athletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

According to the Sun, the Reds are still trying to convince the French star to move to Old Trafford, despite already agreeing terms over a switch to Barcelona.

United are said to be using Barcelona’s rumoured interest in the return of Neymar from PSG as a warning for Griezmann, who will not be signed if the Catalan giants can negotiate a move for the Brazilian superstar.

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The report states that the Reds are trying to convince Griezmann to lead manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term rebuilding project, even though the club can not offer the 28-year-old Champions League football next season.

This comes after the Sun earlier reported that fellow World Cup winner Paul Pogba is desperate to leave the club this summer.

Griezmann would be the marquee signing that would replace Pogba in terms of commercial value as a huge global superstar, but the likelihood of him joining is very low you would think.

The Reds are potentially being used to speed up a move for Griezmann to Barcelona, with the Frenchman having his eyes set on a move to the Nou Camp.

United’s transfer policy this summer seems to be British based, younger players, following the arrivals so far this summer of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, so don’t expect a move for Griezmann to happen any time soon.

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