Manchester United in talks to sign £110m pair: Jose Mourinho handed additional funds to sign two world-class talents
Manchester United are reportedly hot on the heels of two big signings as Jose Mourinho seeks to strengthen his squad after an indifferent start to the 2016/17 season.
Paddy Power Exclusive
The Sun claim that the Premier League side are already in talks to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.
The source suggests, somewhat predictably, that any move to capture the 25-year-old will cost upwards of £60m and that Mourinho is urgently seeking the addition of fresh firepower.
Griezmann has proven a big success since his move to the Spanish capital, grabbing 66 goals in 128 appearances since moving to the Vicente Calderon from La Liga side Real Sociedad.
Any valuation of the French international will have increased dramatically following Griezmann’s exploits at Euro 2016, where the cultured attacker finished as top-scorer.
In an effort to bolster United’s defence Mourinho is pushing on with efforts to sign in-form Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof and the Swedish international could end up costing as much as £50m according to the Daily Mirror.
The 22-year-old has represented the Lisbon based side since 2012 and would presumably jump at the chance of a move to join Man United.
Manchester United have hit a good run of form of late with a run of three straight wins lifting Mourinho’s side to within four points of a top four spot.
Mourinho spent massive sums over the summer, most prominently setting a world transfer-record with the £89m capture of Paul Pogba, but looks set to continue spending in an effort to get the massive English giants back on track after a few lean seasons.