Antoine Griezmann
Antoine GriezmannReuters

Arsenal are considering an approach for Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain midfield target Antoine Griezmann in January, according to the Express.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for Real Sociedad this season, scoring 12 goals and managing two assists in 16 league appearances this season. The Frenchman is the third highest scorer in the La Liga, behind Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa.

Griezmann's brilliant performances have caught the attention of clubs across England and Europe. The Premier League champions were keen to sign the talented midfielder, but Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain are also maintaining their interest in the player.

The Express claims that Spurs are also in the race. However, it is their north London rivals who have made the first step.

Arsenal will be without their star player Theo Walcott, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal could bring new faces to the club.

The report suggests the Gunners have made a £12.5m bid for Griezmann. However, the Spanish side have rejected Arsenal's offer as they want the English outfit to meet the player's £25m release clause.

Griezmann's agent Iñaki Ibáñez had earlier told IBTimes UK: "Griezmann is a very important player. It is common that he catches the attention of the big clubs. It's obvious that a player with Griezmann's potential would be happy to play for a big club in the future, like Manchester United, Real Madrid or Barcelona."

Should Arsenal meet Sociedad's price for Griezmann, his addition would bolster the Gunners. On the other hand, it might deal a major blow to David Moyes's United, who have long been interested in the midfielder.