Antoine Griezmann is Jose Mourinho’s No 1 summer transfer target at Manchester United.
Reports in France claimed United had agreed a deal in principle to sign Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
Manchester United have denied they have struck a deal for the France international but Express Sport understands they DO want to sign him.
Atletico Madrid could lose Antoine Griezmann this summer
How Man United could look with Antoine Griezmann
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Is this how Manchester United could look with Antoine Griezmann
And The Mirror say United are optimistic of signing Griezmann, who has an £86million release clause in his contract.
It is claimed Tottenham are tracking Anthony Martial’s situation at Old Trafford.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to sign a one-year contract extension while Marcus Rashford has struggled for game time this season.
Antoine Griezmann has an £86m release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward last week opened up on boss Jose Mourinho’s summer transfer plans.
The Red Devils spent £150m-plus on Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly last summer – with Ibrahimovic coming in on a big-money free transfer.
"Are we happy with the roster at this point?" Woodward said in a conference call with the club’s investors.
"Yes. I think there's a happiness from the manager at this point, as you can tell in all his recent interviews, in terms of where we are as a squad.
Jose Mourinho is happy with his Manchester United squad
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"I think there is always going to be continual improvement. Even if you win everything, you still want to improve the squad, that's the nature and the dynamic of the industry we're in.
"But I think we aren't in a position where we necessarily have to 'churn' a large number of players. As I've guided before, we want to get to a more steady state, and be buying and selling a potentially lower number of players each year.
"I think we're in that kind of environment now, compared to where we were two or three years ago, when perhaps there was a bit more of a 'churn' required from a playing squad perspective.
"We don't guide around player spend. It's a number you can track almost on a deal-by-deal basis, because things are very widely published when they happen, but it isn't something that we guide on."