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Paris Saint-Germain close in on Griezmann

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Manchester United and Arsenal look likely to miss out on Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain set to secure the striker's services according to reports in Spain.

The Frenchman has burst onto the scene this season, scoring 15 goals in 27 league games this season.

That form has caught the attention of numerous big-name clubs around Europe, including Manchester United and Arsenal, who are said to be tracking the 23-year-old.

Recently Griezmann hinted he would be open to a move to Arsenal with his birthday on the horizon.

"Arsenal? I do not know where I will be celebrating my 24th birthday," he told the Spanish media.

However it now looks more likely that he will be celebrating in Paris, with Punto Pelota reporting that PSG are close to sealing a €30 million swoop.

The Spanish source also report that the striker, who turned down a move to Athletic Bilbao, is set to triple his salary by moving to the Parc des Prince.

The news will come as a blow to Arsenal in particular who appear the most in need of a new striker.

They can only currently call upon Olivier Giroud as their only senior forward, with Yaya Sanogo and Nicklas Bendtner offering support.

Manchester United meanwhile are set to undergo wide-ranging changes in the summer as boss David Moyes looks to kick-start the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era in earnest.

He could well be in the market for a forward with a question mark over Robin van Persie - although he recently confirmed he's committed to Manchester United.

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