Manchester United have promised Antoine Griezmann the No7 shirt if he completes a move to Old Trafford this summer, according to reports.
The Atletico Madrid star is Jose Mourinho’s top target and the Red Devils are doing all they can to persuade him to join.
According to the Mirror, United have told Griezmann the famous shirt number, that has seen the likes of Eric Cantona, Bryan Robson and David Beckham wear it, is his if he agrees to leave Atletico.
United will have to meet Griezmann’s £86m buyout clause if they want to sign him however.
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Thibaut Courtois has reportedly opened talks with Real Madrid
The Spanish giants are keen to secure his signature at the end of the season and the Mirror claim they are in discussions with his representatives over a move.
Antonio Conte is reluctant to let him leave but the report suggests he will consider selling him if Alvaro Morata moves the other way.
The Spaniard would be an ideal replacement for Diego Costa in the summer, but Zinedine Zidane is adamant Morata won’t be part of any swap deal.
Jurgen Klopp is satisfied with his left-back options
James Milner has been the German’s first choice this term, while Alberto Moreno has featured when needed – and Klopp sees no reason to strengthen that position.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “What I can say is that I didn’t think for a second until now about another left-back.
“We are always looking for players but in this moment we have two left-backs – Milly is one and Alberto Moreno the other.
“Our situation is this position is really comfortable.”
Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker has expressed his delight at signing a new deal.
The experienced defender hasn’t played a minute of football for the Gunners this term due to injury, but the north London outfit triggered a one-year extension in his contract this week, keeping him at the club until the end of next season.
Mertesacker posted on his Facebook page: "It makes me really proud and also a bit emotional.
"I’ve been out for six months now and to have such trust and belief from the manager makes me very humble and thankful.”