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Premier League: Antoine Griezmann reaches agreement with Manchester United

France forward Antoine Griezmann has reached an agreement with Premier League powerhouse club Manchester United over a transfer from Atletico Madrid at the end of the season, Yahoo Sport has reported.

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According to the report, head coach Jose Mourinho’s side would have to pay at least €100 million ($108.11 million) to secure the services of the 25-year-old French striker, who has scored 14 goals in 39 appearances for Les Bleus and was instrumental in the side’s run to the Euro 2016 final.

Griezmann was the leading scorer in the EURO 2016 competition with six goals but hosts France lost 0-1 to Portugal in the final.

The Press Association, however, reports that no agreement has been reached, citing a Manchester United source.

Manchester United are sixth in the Premier League, 14 points behind current leaders Chelsea.

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On Wednesday night Canal Plus, a French TV station, claimed Griezmann has agreed personal terms with United and may earn as much as his compatriot Paul Pogba’s £17.7m a year salary though the club is yet to agree on a fee with Atlético Madrid. He is contracted with the Spanish giants until 2021.

According to ESPN FC, Manchester United’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho wants to add two strikers to the squad during the summer transfer period, due to concerns over the ability of his current forwards to make the team competitive in every tournament.

The Red Devils have scored just 33 goals in 23 Premier League fixtures so far this campaign, and most recently, drew 0-0 with lowly squad Hull City on Wednesday night.

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