Manchester United & Chelsea's £25m target hints at summer move

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Real Sociedad star Antoine Griezmann appears to have hinted at a possible summer transfer, with the player having insisted that he will finish the season at Real Sociedad and then discuss his future in the summer.

22-year-old Griezmann moved to La Liga in 2005 and has established an impressive reputation as one of European football's most promising young talents at Anoeta Stadium. 

Both Manchester United and Chelsea are said to be keen on the French youth international, with French champions Paris Saint-Germain also linked with the player recently.

However, the player has reaffirmed his present commitment to Sociedad amid such speculation, but seemed to confirm that he would talk about his future this summer.

"Does the project of PSG interest me? I don't know," he told French newspaper L'Equipe in an interview that was quoted by talkSPORT.

"As I have said several times I want to finish this season with Real and afterwards we will speak. PSG are an impressive team."

Despite the player seemingly holding an affection for PSG, Griezmann's talent is such that Manchester United and Chelsea would both be foolish not to make moves of their own for the player if he does indeed have his heart set on a move this summer.

Manchester United, who boosted their squad with the capture of Spanish playmaker Juan Mata from Chelsea during the recent January transfer window, are still not managing to impress under David Moyes and Griezmann -  a player with a release clause of £25 million - could be the man to provide the unpredictable and entertaining quality to appease the increasingly disgruntled Old Trafford faithful. 

Chelsea, meanwhile, who were denied a place in the quarter-finals of this year's FA Cup following a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of title rivals Manchester City on Saturday evening, boast arguably the most impressive young midfielder in Europe in the shape of Eden Hazard.

However, Chelsea are likely to need to bid their strong squad further this summer to keep pace with the likes of Manchester City at the very summit of the Premier League.

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