While pretty much every single sports fan in the world and even an Atletico Madrid chairman were expecting Antoine Griezmann to complete his long-awaited move to FC Barcelona, it looks like the Red Devils had something different in mind.
With Manchester United keen to make a huge splash in this summer transfer window in order to go back to their former self, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a stand and let the team's officials now about his desire to sign the Frenchman.
That's why the Red Devils submitted a huge £95 million ($120m) bid for the former Real Sociedad standout, as they try to ruin the Catalans' plans of acquiring his services.
According to the British outlet The Sun, Manchester United have made Griezmann their top priority for the summer, especially with Romelu Lukaku most likely heading out the door any day now.
Moreover, the Red Devils feel as if Griezmann's presence would be more than enough to put Paul Pogba's exit desires at ease, with Real Madrid and Juventus fighting toe-to-toe to make a run at the midfielder.
Griezmann has already publicly stated his desire to leave Wanda Metropolitano in the summer, and United consider him a perfect replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who wasn't able to live up to the expectations and his astronomically high salary after completing a move from Arsenal.
FC Barcelona looked ready to complete a move for Griezmann, but it looks like they're having second thoughts about his signing and the interest has reportedly cooled off lately, especially with Neymar Jr allegedly wanting to make a comeback to Camp Nou.
On the other hand, The Sun claim Paris Saint-Germain have also shown a lot of interest in the Frenchman, and could even take Manchester's bid up a notch in order to lure him to Parc des Princes in the summer.