Antoine Griezmann transfer to Manchester United from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid won’t go away and are only likely to increase in volume over the coming months. It’s an obvious one, but Jose Mourinho will surely be in the market for a new forward in the summer window.
Griezmann, a world-class player, turned 27 in March and enter the peak years of his career. He’s a wonderful finisher, capable of setting-up chances for his teammates and founding the back of the net with different types of goals.
The French striker can play in all four forward positions and doesn’t slack on defensive work, which will appeal to Portuguese head-coach.
Frenchman release clause drops to £88m at the end of the season and he is expected to leave the Wanda Metropolitano. The 27-year-old wants his future ironed out before this year’s World Cup so he can fully focus on the tournament in Russia.
France international forward already has to work and press hard in Diego Simeone’s squad and would do be more than capable of doing the same under Joe Mourinho next season. Griezmann’s transfer to United could cost €100m, and that would secure more than two-thirds of the amount owed to Slim, one of the world’s richest men.
Fiorentina have reportedly upped their asking price for Manchester United and Liverpool long-term target Federico Chiesa to £62m amid interest from the Premier League.
The 20-year-old forward has established himself as a regular in the Fiorentina first team over the last two campaigns.
The La Viola had initially placed a price tag of £44m for Italian wonderkid, however, Gazzetta dello Sport claims that they have now increased that up to £62m in order to fend off interest from Premier League heavyweights.
Chiesa is also wanted by Serie A giants Napoli and Inter Milan and Fiorentina are unwilling to lower their demands following the interest in 20-year-old forward.
Chiesa – who is the son of ex-Italy international Enrico Chiesa – has joined Fiorentina at the age of 10 and has since gone on to score 10 goals in 72 games.
Last season Chiesa has managed to found back of the net 6 times while setting up nine more to his teammates.
The youngster’s fine form last campaign also earned him a call-up to the Italy squad, however, he won’t be able to perform at World-Cup following Italy’s failure in the qualification.
Manchester United are at the head of the queue to sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus this summer.
The Red Devils are frontrunners with the bookies to land the Argentina international, whose future in Italy is in doubt. Old Lady coach Max Allegri thinks that the striker still has much to learn with the Italian champions before testing himself in England.
Argentina International forward may look for a new challenge for the next season, with the former Palermo men set to be at the World Cup in Russia.
After Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s mid-season exit at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho has been heavily linked with signing a world-class forward and Dybala seems to be on top of his wishlist after Argentine forward impressed at Juventus.
Focus on Dybala may now intensify in Manchester with long-term target Antoine Griezmann looking more likely to stay with Atletico Madrid and pen another new improved contract. Paulo – who joined Serie A champions from Palermo for £28.5million in 2015 – started the campaign in incredible form, found the back of the net 13 times in his first eight games, including two hat-tricks and by the end of the season, Dybala scored 21 goals in Serie A.
The 24-year-old forward is believed to be valued at £100m by Italian champions.