Mourinho and Conte

Chelsea urged to sign La Liga star before Man United get him

Griezmann is their guy

If Chelsea want to kick on next season, and dominate in Europe as well as the Premier League again, it makes sense that they would have to sign fresh players – world class players.

That’s why Paul Merson has claimed they need to move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann – who is a top target for Manchester United.

Merson said: “I’d like to see them pay as much as it takes to get Antoine Griezmann because he will win them the Premier League again next year.

“I don’t think Chelsea should get rid of Batshuayi but it will come down to whether the player wants to learn on the fringes or play all the time.”

A huge fight

For any English side to land the forward, it would certainly take some doing, with Griezmann often talking about how bad the weather is in England and the fact that would put him off.

One thing that has also been mentioned is the potential lack of Champions League football at United – something Chelsea would certainly have come next season.