Manchester United Snubbed by £85 Million Summer Transfer Target

Jose Mourinho
José Mourinho at Old Trafford, Manchester, April 4. Mourinho was reportedly keen on signing Antoine Griezmann this summer. Reuters / Andrew Yates

Manchester United transfer target Antoine Griezmann has made the clearest sign yet that he won't be moving to Old Trafford this summer, according to reports.

The Atletico Madrid forward is reported to be high on José Mourinho's wish list when the transfer window reopens on July 1, with Griezmann valued at £85 million (about $106 million).

But the 26-year-old says he's grown tired of being questioned about his future and says he expects to remain at the Vicente Calderon.

"It's always the same question and I now don't know what to say," Griezmann said, as quoted by Spanish newspaper AS. "I find myself repeating myself and I certainly see myself here. I feel it's an answer that I've given so many times now but that very question is quite tiring."

Signs that the Frenchman won't be moving to Old Trafford this summer makes Manchester United's need for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign an contract extension even more important.

The 36-year-old Swede's contract expires at the end of the season and he has made no public assurances yet that he will stay.

United is sixth in the Premier League and four points off Manchester City in fourth.