Griezmann: Mourinho out to sign Frenchman next summer - report
Bleacher Report says the Man Utd boss thinks Antoine Griezmann could be the man to fill Wayne Rooney's shoes in the long term.
The transfer window has only just snapped shut, but Manchester United manager José Mourinho is reportedly already preparing the Red Devils for a renewed assault on the market next summer.
Griezmann to replace Rooney?
This year, United brought in Paul Pogba for a world-record fee and also sealed the big-name captures of Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
And according to Bleacher Report, Mourinho has set his sights on taking Atlético Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann to Old Trafford in 2017.
The news outlet says the Portuguese boss sees Griezmann as a potential long-term replacement for 30-year-old England captain Wayne Rooney.
100m-euro buy-out clause
France international Griezmann, 25, has been at Atlético since 2014 and in June signed a new five-year contract at the Vicente Calderón that includes a 100-million-euro release clause.
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