Cape Town - Manchester United have been handed a transfer boost in their quest to sign long-time Atletico Madrid target Antoine Griezmann.
After the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold Atletico Madrid's transfer ban which scuppered any potential move to United for the Frenchman.
Spanish media outlet, Marca reported that United have now received a boost in their continued pursuit of the attacker after his buy-out clause dropped back down from €200 million to €100 million.
The 26-year-old signed a contract shortly after Atletico's transfer ban was upheld with the club inserting a €200 million clause - but only for the first transfer window - to ensure that he couldn't leave without a replacement being brought in to the club.
With the conclusion of the window however, Griezmann's clause dropped back down to it's original value of €100 million which United could trigger to finally sign their long-time transfer target.
Griezmann, who idolised David Beckham as a youngster is rumoured to be keen on a move in the upcoming January transfer window to don United's iconic No 7 shirt.
Atletico will reportedly use any funds generated to bring Chelsea's Diego Costa back to Spain with the striker publicly admitting his desire to rejoin Madrid.