Man United target £220m pair to fill number seven shirt

Manchester United had a strong summer transfer window, adding marquee striker Romelu Lukaku to the squad. Jose Mourinho had his sights on landing Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann, however, was unable to lure either superstar to Old Trafford.


The United boss will be keen to sign another world-class winger, as he looks to bring more trophies to the club. The Manchester Evening News claim Mourinho wants to add a new No 7 to the club, and could make a bid for either Bale or Griezmann in January.

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The Welsh international has been a major asset since arriving to Real Madrid from Tottenham in 2013. Zinedine Zidane appears confident in his striker, and keen to keep him alongside Ronaldo this season. It seems unlikely the striker will leave Madrid, as they remain the top team in Europe.

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Griezmann may be the cheaper of the two stars, after his release clause was dropped to £92million. Mourinho believes the 26-year-old winger could have a bright future at Old Trafford, however, Atletico Madrid continue to fight to hold onto their star playmaker.

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Griezmann wants the club to enhance their squad in January when their transfer ban is complete. The French international has been Diego Simeone’s top striker and valuable to the club’s growth. However, if the club fail to strengthen their squad, it could provide United with a chance to lure him to the Premier League.

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