Jose Mourinho side Manchester United have been warned that UEFA Champions League football will be important to their hopes of signing Atletico Madrid star striker Antoine Griezmann at the end of the season.
The Red Devil have long been seen as frontrunners to sign the former Real Sociedad playmaker, who has a €100million release codicil, but his consultant Eric Olhats demands nothing is certain.
And Olhats, who discovered the France International [Griezmann] as a teenager and brought him to Real Sociedad [Spanish Club], says Manchester United failing to reach the UEFA Champions League would be a important stumbling block.
"It is quickly figured out that there are not 50,000 clubs that can put €100 million on the table," Olhats said to RMC.
"That is the price of the clause, they [Atletico] won't give anything away cheaply and that limits the number of candidates right now.
"I had heard that Manchester United was done, was signed, but we don't even know if they will play in the Champions League. That is important, I must say.
"Manchester United have made an approach to inform themselves, just like all the others. They come to find out what our thinking is, what the player's thinking is, if there are possibilities, how much, how. It seems logical."
: "Chelsea, Manchester City, Barcelona and even Real have knocked on the door to see where things are. Everyone comes to see what is doable, and what is not doable, that is normal. It is a game of musical chairs." He added.