Premier League Transfer News June 13 2017: Mourinho Changes Plans Over Midfield Signing, Man United’s Striker Pursuit Ends

Jose Mourinho will target Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic ahead of Fabinho, the A.S. Monaco midfielder, according to a new report that suggests a change in Manchester United’s transfer plans that could upset a fierce Premier League rival.

United was thought to be in for the 23-year-old but the Manchester Evening News claims Matic, the Chelsea enforcer, is more likely as Mourinho seeks a way to release Paul Pogba’s creativity.

Major transfers between Premier League rivals can be fraught but with Chelsea reportedly targeting Monaco’s dynamic Tiemoue Bakayoko it seems Matic could be surplus to manager Antonio Conte’s plans.

It seems, though, that the prospect of Mourinho signing Antoine Griezmann has disappeared altogether.

Griezmann, the 26-year-old France striker, has agreed a new deal with Atletico Madrid that will keep him in the Spanish capital until 2022. "The first thing I want to do is apologise to people who misunderstood my statements," Griezmann said in a statement given to Atletico’s club website.

"Since I have arrived, I have given everything for my club, my colleagues and my coaching staff." Griezmann had claimed in May that there was a “six out of ten chance” he would be joining United this summer.

United will probably now turn more of its attention towards Alvaro Morata, with reports claiming Andrea Belotti of Torino is now a target for Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal will have to pay a fee of £60 million if it wants to land Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. Lacazette, the prolific France striker, is Arsene Wenger’s main attacking target according to the Daily Telegraph although Wenger would still like Kylian Mbappe, A.S Monaco’s prodigious teenager who is wanted by Real Madrid.