Manchester United balk at Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann's wage demands

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GETTY Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann is being targeted by Man Utd

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann will demand a staggering £400,000-a-week to snub Barcelona and join Manchester United this summer.

It is understood he was keen on a switch to the Red Devils a year ago, but Barca have since shown interest.

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United were interested in the France worldwide last summer before switching their focus to signing a centre forward - ultimately agreeing a £75 million deal with Everton for Romelu Lukaku.

However, the proposed deal appeared to fall through after Atletico were handed a six-month transfer ban from Uefa.

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Now Barcelona have entered the race to sign Griezmann following Neymar's world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. With Barcelona completing the signing of Brazil superstar, Phillippe Coutinho over the weekend, there is no express need for the Blaugrana to sign Griezmann anymore, leaving United as favourites to sign the striker.

"Griezmann is priced at £100m and is someone they want in the summer and they think they will get", Hunter told Irish radio station Newstalk. His preferred no 7 jersey is available, and would help our manager in the sense that Mourinho has complained about the lack of major signings to challenge Manchester City. The Madrid club finished third in La Liga last season and exited the Champions League at the semi-final stage.

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Antoine Griezmann has seven goals and five assists for Atletico Madrid this season.

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