Manchester United: Deal to be completed soon; Mourinho hits back at Moyes; Griezmann latest

The Express claim that the signing of Victor Lindelof will be completed very soon with the £38 million deal expected to go through shortly and will see the 22-year-old take the number two shirt for the Red Devils as he is brought in to boost the team’s defence.

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Jose Mourinho is desperate to add to his backline and Lindelof will be the first step to that, having earned rave reviews during his spell in Benfica both domestically and in the Champions League.

After David Moyes slammed the club ahead of his first return to Old Trafford, claiming that following on from Sir Alex Ferguson was an impossible job, Jose Mourinho has hit back saying:

“I don’t feel it as a burden. I feel the great history of the club as only a positive thing and not negative things. The problem is if you have the conditions to follow that success of history. And then that’s a different story… I wouldn’t mind to be at a club with great expectations but to have Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Chicharito [Javier Hernandez] in the team. I wouldn’t mind.”

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The former Chelsea man has so far failed to exceed the performance of Moyes in the Old Trafford dugout, but is being afforded more time to build the side in his own image.

A key part of that could be the addition of Antoine Griezmann, which the Sun claim could come in the summer with United prepared to kick off negotiations with a £60 million bid. Atletico are reluctant to allow the Frenchman to leave and he is under contract until 2021, but his relationship with the club and Diego Simeone has worsened in recent months.

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Griezmann currently finds himself in a goalscoring drought as his team seem to struggle for a top four place in La Liga for the first time since Simeone’s appointment.

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