Manchester United face fight for €30m wing wizard

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French giants Paris Saint-Germain held a meeting with Real Sociedad chairman Jokin Aperribay to discuss the possibility of signing Manchester United transfer target Antoine Griezmann, according to AS.

Griezmann has been consistently linked with PSG and United over the past 12 months after rising to prominence, particularly for the part he played in helping the Basque side earn Champions League qualification by finishing fourth in La Liga last season.

Aperribay landed in the French capital yesterday and held discussions with PSG about Griezmann, informing the Ligue 1 champions that there is no room for manoeuvre on the wide forward's €30m release clause in his current contract, which runs until 2016.

The 22-year-old has been nothing short of sensational in La Liga this season, scoring 12 goals in just 16 games to enhance his growing reputation as an explosive, pacy difference maker in the final third.

Sociedad are famed for being tough negotiators, as Real Madrid found out with their £34m acquisition of Asier Illarramendi last summer, which means PSG or United will likely have to stump up the full €30m to force a move through.

United have so far kept their interest in the left winger to a scouting brief, which included watching him score in Sunday's 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao, as they weigh up attempting to revive a flagging campaign with fresh faces this month.

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