Manchester United could sign Antoine Griezmann in January for £92million, according to reports in Spain.

The France international came close to joining the Red Devils over the summer but felt unable to leave Atletico Madrid due to their transfer embargo. With the Spanish club unable to sign a replacement, the forward felt he should show loyalty to the club where he has blossomed.

His former agent Eric Olhats said: ‘Griezmann didn’t feel able to leave Atletico. He’s been integral to them and has shown his commitment to the club at a time when they couldn’t sign players.

‘Without the Fifa sanctions he would have gone.’

The forward signed a new contract which saw his release clause doubled to £184m and ended all talk of an exit.