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Host of strikers on Jose Mourinho's 'wishlist' as Man Utd move on from Griezmann pursuit

Host of strikers on Jose Mourinho's 'wishlist' as Man Utd move on from Griezmann pursuit

With Antoine Griezmann set to remain in Spain, Manchester United are eyeing up a number of top European forwards.

Griezmann rang Mourinho yesterday to inform the United boss of his decision to remain with Atletico Madrid, according to the Independent.

United are attempting to bring in, among other positions, an out-and-out striker with Zlatan Ibrahimovic having possibly played his last match for the club.

The 35-year-old Swede sustained serious knee ligament damage in the Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht in April, and his contract expires this summer.

Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola does not know where the veteran will be playing next season - and another of his clients could well be the man to fill the void.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku has been strongly linked with United and former club Chelsea. The Belgium international has two years left on his existing deal at Goodison Park and has refused to sign a new contract.

"Lukaku had a promise that if certain clubs came this summer that he could leave this summer," Raiola told talkSPORT.

"We are not in concrete talks with anybody at this moment, but hearing the market I think some clubs will contact Everton.

"If the price is right for Everton and the project is right for Lukaku then I think he will want to make another step, but we are not there yet."

Torino striker Andrea Belotti is another player that has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, so too Alvaro Morata - although a move for the Spain international could be problematic given Real Madrid's interest in David De Gea.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper's consistent performances have led to admiring glances from the Spanish capital, with Real interested in signing a player they come close to buying in 2015.

A deal worth £29million plus Keylor Navas was agreed but the relevant paperwork was not completed before the deadline, with the goalkeeper instead signing a new four-year deal with an option to extend it by a season.

Press Association Sport understands that United feel well placed to hold onto De Gea this summer, with reports of a bid from Real just days before Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus believed to be wide of the mark.

Another big-name striker being linked with the Red Devils is Lyon frontman Alexandre Lacazette. The Daily Mirror report that Mourinho could sanction a £50m move for the Frenchman, who netted 37 times last season.

Werder Bremen hitman Max Kruse could also be a target for United, according to goal.com.

However, one high-profile player leaving United this summer could well be Wayne Rooney.

The 31-year-old has been left out of Gareth Southgate's last two England squads, and his prospects of regaining a central role in Mourinho's first-team plans look remote.

After lifting the Europa League, Rooney said a decision on his future is "more or less" made as he weighs up lucrative options elsewhere.

Michael Carrick and Antonio Valencia have penned new deals at United, while Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic, Burnley defender Michael Keane and Benfica's Victor Lindelof are reported targets.