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Manchester United Targeting £170m Spree On Two Of Europe's Top Strikers

Manchester United Targeting £170m Spree On Two Of Europe's Top Strikers

Jose Mourinho will need to spend big to turn Manchester United into genuine title contenders and that's exactly what he's going to do in the summer, it seems.

The Red Devils still have a chance of ending the season in fairly successful fashion if they are able to secure Champions League qualification through finishing in the top four or winning the Europa League, to go along with the Capital One Cup they collected earlier in the season.

But there's already talk of some incomings at United in the summer window.

According to Miguel Delaney from The Independent, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney both potentially leaving in the summer, Mourinho wants reinforcements in attack.

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And his two targets are Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann and Torino forward Andrea Belotti. Both deals won't come on the cheap, with talk of the pair costing around £170m if United are to land them.

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Griezmann is continually linked with United and has been United's top target for a while. The consensus is that he wants Champions League football if he is to leave Atletico in the summer and United have still yet to tie up qualification for Europe's premier competition as of yet.

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Belotti has been on fire this season for Torino, scoring 27 goals in all competitions as well as scoring three for the Italian national team. He is undoubtedly Torino's prize asset and would command a fee in the region of £84m, which is his rumoured release clause.

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However the talk is that United could look to negotiate an alternative type of deal to land Belotti, with Matteo Darmian returning to Torino as part of the deal a possibility, as is an arrangement where the transfer fee is performance-oriented and is paid in instalments when certain goals and targets are achieved.

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As for Griezmann, United have reportedly been speaking to his entourage about a wage package, and though there is still plenty of work to be done in order to have him wearing a United shirt by the time next season rolls around, progress has apparently been made.

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United would have no problem financing these deals, as Rooney and Ibrahimovic would free up the wage bill considerably if they do end up leaving, but as we know, nothing is concrete at yet.

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Do you see United completing both deals in the window? How big would both signings be if they do come off?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Topics: Antoine Griezmann, Torino

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