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As mentioned elsewhere on the site, Antoine Griezmann has signed a new Atletico Madrid contract. However, his release clause has remained unchanged, at around £100m. That means we can expect United or another club to be straight in for him in January, or more likely at the end of the season. If he has a storming World Cup - entirely possible - then there could well be a great deal more competition for him, and we can't guarantee we'll be able to manage Champions League football again, either.

Manchester United appear close to the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, as his agent has described a 'very important offer' from the club. It remains to be seen if Real will suddenly start demanding more money, or David de Gea, for the player, but for now United appear safe in their pursuit.

Gabriel Heinze got knocked out by Roy Keane in 2004. It came after a defeat, when Heinze told Keane to eff off in a retort, and was duly clattered in the brain. It's nice to know that Keane, three years before Heinze tried to join Liverpool, already had his number.

Here's something on David Beckham's attempts to set up a franchise in Miami, where the Americans continue to build out their teams in the hope of establishing the sport to be consistently profitable. It seems like that's an inevitability, but the question is on what scale it takes root.

Andy Mitten has written a positive report on Victor 'Ice Man' Lindelof on ESPNFC. If he's anything like a combination of Steve Bruce and Rio Ferdinand, then we're in luck. However, I've not actually read Mitten's blog and he may in fact be comparing him to Mr Ice (Doctor Freeze?) off of the rubbish Batman film. And with this sentence, I've hit 300 words. Bye.