Manchester United: Jose Mourinho Could Break Paul Pogba Transfer Record Next Summer

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at the KCOM Stadium, Hull, August 27. Mourinho may break his own transfer record for Antoine Griezmann. Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty

For now, Paul Pogba is the most expensive player in the history of world football.

But even at an eye-watering £89 million ($118.6 million), Pogba may soon be usurped. According to reports, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is planning another hit on the world transfer record, and this time it is Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann in his sights.

Griezmann, 25, was the top scorer at UEFA Euro 2016 and struck over 30 goals for his Spanish club team last season.

The Frenchman says he would only leave if Atletico manager Diego Simeone also departed, but United has the financial muscle to make a deal happen, according to reports in The Sun and The Mirror.

Any deal would almost certainly eclipse the Pogba fee, and could end up nudging the £100 million ($133.2 million) mark.

Mourinho knows he needs to start looking for a replacement for captain Wayne Rooney in the next two seasons. Griezmann would be a perfect tactical solution, if staggeringly expensive.