Manchester United transfer news: Griezmann's transfer move all but confirmed, £40m offer readied for defender and more
Balague admits United are favourites for Griezmann
Manchester United are now certain to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann next summer after the player was booed off by the fans following club's 0-0 draw over the weekend.
The news was further confirmed by Sky Sports' La Liga expert Guillem Balague who said that Atletico are preparing themselves for a massive transfer battle for Griezmann as he is already eyeing up Frenchman's replacement.
Balague said: “[Simeone] was talking, of course, about Griezmann, who had been booed by the fans when replaced because they are fed up with him being so open about leaving in certain interviews.
Griezmann's camp openly admitted of an agreement with Manchester United and ever since that moment fans have turned their back on the French striker which could see Griezmann spark a transfer war between Man United, Manchester City, and PSG.
Rose still a key target for Man United
Manchester United have decided to splash up to £40million to sign Tottenham's out of favour left-back Danny Rose, according to reports from Daily Star.
Rose was linked with a move away from the Wembley Stadium for quite some time now and with manager Mauricio Pochettino not trusting him for bigger matches, Rose is keen to join a major Premier League side in January.
Man United's left back worries are yet to find a solution after Luke Shaw is yet to win over Jose Mourinho. Despite returning from injury, Shaw is yet to start a Premier League game for United.
Ashley Young and Daley Blind are far from the perfect option which has made signing Danny Rose a key target for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho in the January transfer window.
Herrera and four others to sign new contracts
Manchester United are set to trigger the option to renew Ander Herrera's contract until the end of the 2018-19 season amid the recent doubts surrounding his future, reports Manchester Evening News.
Herrera's game time on the pitch has drastically come down as compared to the last season and the Spaniard was rumoured to go back to La Liga with Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone keen on signing Herrera next summer.
However, contrary to the reports, manager Jose Mourinho Herrera's work both on and off the pitch and wants the midfielder to stay at Old Trafford for upcoming seasons.
Herrera is a fan-favourite who is happy to contribute to team's cause even if it means to play the supporting role to Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic. Herrera is expected to start in Manchester United's next game which comes against Basel in the Champions League.
Following Ander Herrera's extension, United are also working on deals to renew the contracts of Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young, and Daley Blind.