Manchester United will have to pay £92million to prise Antoine Griezmann away from Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain. Atleti doubled his release clause to €200million to ensure the France international stayed while the club faced a summer transfer embargo, Marca and Mundo Deportivo both report. Now they say the price has returned meaning his available for €100m - around £92m with the current exchange rate. Griezmann had looked set to join United until Atletico Madrid's transfer ban changed his mind as he didn't want to leave them in the lurch. Antoine Griezmann is a long-term Manchester United target (Image: REUTERS) However, despite signing an improved deal, he is understood to be keen to move on once they can start buying again in January. Atleti look likely to bring in Chelsea misfit Diego Costa in January, which could pave the way for Griezmann's exit. Griezmann hinted on the eve of the Europa League final there was a 60 per cent chance of him joining Manchester United, who had earmarked him as their attacking priority. And his former agent Eric Olhats recently confirmed that he did want to leave the La Liga side and join United. Olhats represented Griezmann until earlier this summer and has explained the transfer ban was the only reason he stayed. ........ Antoine Griezmann could be a Manchester United player as soon as January, according to reports. The France international, who was the Red Devils' top target at the start of the summer, recently penned an improved deal with current club Atletico Madrid. But Griezmann might still be keen to move to the Premier League in the next few months, the Manchester Evening News reports. Jose Mourinho missed out on signing the Frenchman due to Atletico's transfer ban preventing the La Liga club bringing in a replacement. Griezmann didn't want to leave his current team in the lurch, but is happy to move on once they can start buying again in January, with Chelsea's Diego Costa top of Atletico's shopping list.