MANCHESTER UNITED want to make a last-gasp bid to hijack Antoine Griezmann’s move to Barcelona.
Barca appeared close to landing the France World Cup star – but their failure to make an official move has opened the door to United.
And club chiefs could now swoop as they prepare for Belgian hitman Romelu Lukaku and current £89m signing Paul Pogba to leave.
Speaking after France’s 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win in Andorra on Tuesday, he said: “I don’t know if I will stay in La Liga.
“I know where I want to go. I am also keen to get this over with as quickly as possible.”
Griezmann antagonised Atletico last month by announcing he planned to join Barca this summer.
I know where I want to go. I am also keen to get this over with as quickly as possible.
Antonione Griezmann has been linked with Barcelona for months[/caption]
But he was left hanging as the Catalan giants pursued a possible Nou Camp return for Paris Saint- Germain star Neymar.
That has given United encouragement, although they are fully aware that not being able to offer Griezmann Champions League football next term is a significant problem.
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But they are willing to pay his transfer fee and meet his staggering wage demands of around £450,000 per week.
PSG are also interested in bringing the striker back home to France.
That puts United under pressure to find a way of persuading Griezmann he should spearhead an Old Trafford revolution under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.