Transfer Talk: Griezmann breaks United hearts, Diego Costa looks for Atletico lifeline

Transfer Talk: Griezmann breaks United hearts, Diego Costa looks for Atletico lifeline


Following months of speculation surrounding a move to Old Trafford, Antoine Griezmann has ended the hopes of Manchester United fans by officially re-signing with Atletico Madrid until 2022, yet as the Mirror points out – his release clause remains at £88 million.

Although it was recently reported the Red Devils also had a £52 million bid for Alvaro Morata rejected, according to ESPN the player’s agent says the deal is still possible as Real Madrid are still deciding whether or not they can fulfill the Spaniard’s expectations of game time next season.

Looking to the blue half of Manchester and Sky Sports claims that Pep Guardiola is planning a £40 million swoop for Tottenham defender Kyle Walker after England play France on Wednesday, despite the fact he penned a new contract with Spurs last September.

Arsenal are again targeting Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette if the Telegraph is to be believed, however, his price tag is proving to once more be a hurdle for Arsene Wenger, as the Ligue 1 side want more than £59 million for the Frenchman.

In other news for the Gunners, Metro reports Wenger has told Alexis Sanchez that he will not be sold to another Premier League club this summer, giving the Chilean superstar the ultimatum of either re-signing with Arsenal or moving abroad.

Apparently searching for any exit route possible away from Stamford Bridge, Diego Costa told media after a Spain friendly against Macedonia that Atletico Madrid would be his preferred destination. Yet as Diego Simeone’s side are currently under a transfer ban, Goal have quoted Costa’s agent as stating that a move to AC Milan is also a possibility.

The Rossoneri have already secured another striker though, in the form of Andre Silva from FC Porto. The Portuguese forward joins Milan for €38 million, after hitting 20 club goals across the 2016-17 season.