The news comes as bookmakers slashed the odds of Griezmann moving to Manchester United to 4/1.
Despite being heavily linked with a move across the Spanish capital last summer to Real Madrid, the 26-year-old decided to remain as the club began a transfer ban. Earlier in the season, he claimed the decision was simple; to leave now would be to turn his back on a club which nurtured him.
With Griezmann sure to feature in the French squad which will appear in next summer’s Russia 2018 World Cup finals. If United are to land one of the most coveted strikers in world football, they will be hoping France – and Griezmann in particular – don’t perform well.
If he leads his country to anything resembling glory, the price will far exceed the €100m United are currently planning on paying.
It places the United board in a difficult position. Jose Mourinho is determined to bring Griezmann’s wondrous talents to the Premier League but with plenty of Europe’s elite clubs monitoring the situation, they face plenty of competition to sign Atletico Madrid’s prize asset.