Jose Mourinho to choose between two star attackers to sign for Man United – report

Jose Mourinho will look to bring either Gareth Bale or Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United next summer, say reports

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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho will look to bring either Gareth Bale or Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United in next summer’s transfer window, according to reports in the British media.

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the Red Devils boss will have to make a decision between either Bale or Greizmann next year, with both players potentially available for transfer.

Manchester United were heavily linked with a move to sign Griezmann from Atletico Madrid during the start of the summer but the move failed to materialise after the Spanish club’s transfer ban was upheld and the Frenchman decided to stay.

The Red Devils were also linked with Bale, despite the Wales international’s public insistence that he is happy at Real Madrid.

Now, the Manchester Evening News is reporting that Mourinho is already thinking ahead to next summer as he looks to pick his prime attacking target, after having failed to bring in a new winger in the summer.

The same report claims that there is a hopefulness at Old Trafford that Bale could be convinced to leave Real Madrid if he finds his first-team opportunities to be limited this season.

The story also says that Atletico Madrid will be able to work on finding a replacement for Griezmann in the New Year once their transfer ban is lifted, paving the way for a possible move away for the France international.

Manchester United take on Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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