Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lacazette Offers Fresh Hope over Griezmann Pursuit

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lacazette Offers Fresh Hope over Griezmann Pursuit

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ALEXANDRE Lacazette has opened up about his future following Atletico Madrid's transfer ban - and suggested there could be good news for United.

The French striker was due to move to Atletico Madrid as a replacement for Antoine Griezmann, but confirmation came last week that the Spanish side cannot register new players until January.

As a result, other options have been mooted for Lacazette, including a move to the Premier League.

But the 26-year-old has refused to rule out the possibility of following the example of Aleix Vidal at Barcelona, who signed during the Catalans' own ban in 2015 and was forced to wait six months for his registration to be confirmed to make his debut. Such a deal could free up Griezmann to sign for United in the January transfer window.

Addressing the idea of signing for Atletico before the end of August, Lacazette said: "It is possible. …

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