Manchester United Transfer: Griezmann Wages Fear

Griezmann Wages Fear After Zlatan Revelations

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Manchester United fear that revelations about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wages could cost them dearly in the race for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

France international Griezmann is one of Jose Mourinho’s top transfer targets this summer and rumours are circulating that he has agreed a deal that could cost United €100million (£84million) in transfer fees plus £280,000 a week in wages.

But according to the Daily Star Sunday, Griezmann was given the impression that there is wage ceiling at Old Trafford of £300,000 a week. However, it was revealed this week that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was on £357,000 a week.

Now, the Star claims that Griezmann and his representatives will try and negotiate a better contract. He might not be the only one. The paper adds that a number of Manchester United star players could also make demands for higher wages though the club will resist paying them anywhere near the kind of money earned by Ibrahimovic.

United In Fresh Link With Dembele

Manchester United could make a move for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele. The 20-year-old has scored 32 goals for the Scottish champions since his move from Fulham last summer.

All the indications so far from Celtic have been that they are in no mood to sell. But The Sun On Sunday claims that the Hoops are lining up a move for Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke. The 19-year-old would replace Dembele with Celtic ready to sell the Frenchman for £20million.

However, the paper adds that Chelsea are favourites to secure a deal for Dembele should any deal go through.

United Watch Striker Cibicki

Manchester United are interested in Malmo striker Pawel Cibicki. The 23-year-old has been watched on a number of occasions by United scouts and they look set to continue monitoring the Sweden Under-21 international at the European championships for that age group in Poland this summer.

Cibicki scored 10 goals in 26 games during a season-long loan spell at Jonkopings in 2016 and has hit four in seven games for Malmo so far in the current season which began last month.

United’s Europa League Final opponents Ajax are also interested as are Napoli, Real Betis and Celta Vigo.

Cibicki is valued at around £7.5million.