Contact Already Made – $32million, To Announce Deal Before 11:30pm

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Manchester United have been interested in signing Antoine Griezmann for quite some time but they are not the only ones looking to hire the services of the French international.

According to Daily Mail, Arsenal are ready to challenge the Red Devils and secure the signature of the Atletico Madrid star.

In the race for Ballon d’Or, the 25-year-old playmaker finished third behind Ronaldo and Messi for his brilliant performances with the club and country.

This season, the former Real Sociedad attacker has featured in 28 games for the Spanish side, scored 14 goals and also provided 7 assists.

As per the provided Daily Mail link, Griezmann will likely demand a salary over £250,000-a-week (£13million-a-year) and the Gunners would expect to match that. However, the Old Trafford club believe that they are favorites to sign Antoine, with his compatriot Pogba persuading him to join Man United.

If reports this month are anything to go by then it will be fair to say that United are actually in pole position to get their man.

On 18th January, Independent covered an exclusive report and claimed that United have verbally agreed the terms and the shirt number with the French attacker. Therefore, it will not be shocking if he ends up moving to Old Trafford.

We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds next summer.