Antoine Griezmann's wage demands could rule out Manchester United move

Antoine Griezmann's wage demands could rule out Manchester United move
From ESPN - January 7, 2018

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TOP STORY: Griezmann 'to demand huge wage'

Just as he was in the summer, Antoine Griezmann is being linked with Manchester United -- but they will have to dig very deep to sign him from Atletico Madrid, according to the Sun.

It reports that Griezmann "will demand a staggering 400,000 a week to snub Barcelona and join United."

The France international has been mooted as the subject of an 89 million United bid in the summer but, with Barca also interested, the paper says United "have been told their initial wage offer of 290,000 a week is short of what Griezmann wants."

The forward will "ask for an extra 100,000 a week after seeing the huge sums other stars have gone for," according to the report.

And it quotes "an Old Trafford source" as saying: "The goalposts have moved significantly since the first attempt to sign Griezmann."

Liverpool keen to bring Keita move forward

So out, for an eye-watering 142m, goes Philippe Coutinho. And in, sooner than expected, comes ... Naby Keita?

With Liverpool having agreed to sell Coutinho to Barcelona, the Telegraph reports that they could try to bring Keita in this month.

Last year they signed the RB Leipzig midfielder, due to move to Anfield at the end of the season, in a deal worth more than 55m.

But the Telegraph says that although Liverpool are ready to pay more to move the transfer forward, Leipzig "are determined to retain Keita as they seek to qualify for the Champions League."

It adds that although the Reds would favour an earlier move, "they are respectful of Leipzig's stance given the professional way negotiations proceeded" despite being in a position to table "a tempting offer."

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