Barcelona will be delighted to hear reports that Manchester United have shelved their interest in Antoine Griezmann.
The Atletico Madrid star is wanted throughout Europe’s elite but Marca are saying Jose Mourinho’s cooled on his chase for the Frenchman.
Barcelona have singled out Griezmann as a top target to join their star-studded line-up, reigniting talk that started when Neymar left for PSG.
Barca’s transfer ban scuppered chances then but January could be the chance they’ve been waiting for.
Lingard reveals the secret behind his current form
Jesse Lingard has revealed the key to his upturn in form for Manchester United after his double salvaged a point against Burnley, writes Jack Rathborn .
The Red Devils’ academy product has moved ahead of some of United’s biggest names in recent weeks and is an automatic starter for Jose Mourinho now.
After a low start to the season and fierce competition, the 25-year-old has revealed the key to proving himself at Old Trafford.
“This role, further inside, allows me to be closer to the striker,” Lingard revealed. “To get in the box, create more things and obviously have more shots at goal.”
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With Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour putting United in a hole, Lingard reveals Mourinho’s half-time words helped turn the tide.
“(It) was always believe. Never give up,” Lingard explained. “We knew we had another 45 minutes to play.
“So we had to be patient, keep moving the ball, moving Burnley about, and eventually we created two clear-cut chances which we scored from.
“As soon as that (first goal) went in, the crowd went up and it gave us that extra buzz to go and get another. It dropped to me very quickly and it was instinctive again to shoot straight away.”
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“If we had played for another five or 10 minutes, we would have won the game,” he told MUTV.
“I thought we could nick it towards the end but obviously time ran out and now we look forward to the next game (against Southampton).
“We always have that fighting spirit, that never-give-up attitude and we’ll see where it gets us.”
PSG join chase for Fellaini
Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race to sign Marouane Fellaini on a free transfer in the summer, writes Neil McLeman .
The Belgian is out of contract at Manchester United at the end of the season and has so far failed to agree a new deal. He is free to sign for a foreign club from January 1.
Turkish clubs Besiktas and Galatasaray and a Chinese Super League club have already made the 30-year-old an offer but according to Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure , the French Ligue 1 leaders are now showing an interest in his signature.
PSG are seeking free transfers this summer because of Financial Fair Play rules following the huge deals for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the summer.
They are also looking at former Arsenal and Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra.
Fellaini Fellaini has not played since November 25 due to a knee injury. But asked if he was going to stay at Old Trafford next season, he Belgian website HUMO : “Honestly, I do not know.
“I have something in my head but I cannot tell you. This is my tenth season in England. Except for the very first at Manchester, I only knew good times.
“I’m still here. If Manchester did not want me anymore, they would have said that for a long time. They made a proposal, probably one will follow.
“Whether I will accept it I do not know. You cannot arrange something like that in a jiffy.”