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How Barcelona could line up with Matthijs de Ligt, Antoine Griezmann

Matthijs de Ligt and Antoine Griezmann are both being linked with a switch to Barcelona this summer, but how could the Catalan giants line up with the pair in the side? Barcelona have won the last two La Liga titles – the latest coming by an 11-point margin – but it appears that the Catalan giants are eager to reshape their squad this summer. A deal has already been reached for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong to make the switch to Camp Nou in a big-money move, the first of what could be several high-profile transfers during the current window. At least half-a-dozen members of Ernesto Valverde‘s first-team squad have been linked with a departure from the Catalan giants in order to free up funds for the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and Antoine Griezmann. The latter appears to ...

Antoine Griezmann being lured to Barcelona by Lionel Messi?

Antoine Griezmann reportedly only wants to join Barcelona as he dreams of playing alongside Lionel Messi, who has contacted the French striker over the phone. Barcelona are reportedly using Lionel Messi in their ploy to lure Antoine Griezmann away from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. Griezmann announced last month that he intends to leave the Wanda Metropolitano before next season, just 12 months on from signing a new deal. The France international turned down a switch to Barcelona last summer, but the Catalan giants are the strong favourites to land his signature this time around. According to The Mirror, the deal is as good as complete as Griezmann dreams of playing alongside Messi and therefore has no intention of joining any other club. Messi is said to have phoned the striker and told...

Report: Real Madrid to enter race for Antoine Griezmann

A report claims that Real Madrid consider Antoine Griezmann good value for money and they are tempted to trigger the Atletico Madrid star’s £11m release clause. Real Madrid are reportedly planning a last-ditch attempt to snap up Antoine Griezmann from bitter rivals Atletico Madrid. The France international revealed last month that he intends to leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer following five years at the club. Barcelona, who came close to signing Griezmann 12 months ago, were widely considered to be at the front of the queue to land him. Reports in Spain suggest that the 28-year-old is also a target for Real Madrid, however, with boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez seeing him as a value-for-money option. Griezmann has a €125 (£111m) release clause inserted in...

Manchester United make late bid for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann?

Manchester United reportedly remain interested in signing Antoine Griezmann, despite claims that the Atletico Madrid forward will join Barcelona. Manchester United reportedly intend on making a late offer for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann. The France international has already announced that he will leave the Spanish side this summer, leading to strong speculation regarding a switch to Barcelona. Griezmann insists that he may not play in La Liga next season, a claim which has dismissed by chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin who feels that the player will move to Camp Nou. Nevertheless, The Sun says that United are ready to remain in the hunt for the 28-year-old’s signature by lodging a bid in the region of £95m. That fee would fall short of Griezmann’s €120m (£106...

Atletico chief insists Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona

The France international is set to leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer. Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin believes Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona this summer – and insists he has known about the move since March. The France forward announced last month he would leave Atletico this summer after spending five seasons in the Spanish capital. Barcelona have long been linked with a move for Griezmann and the 28-year-old has a release clause in his contract that the LaLiga champions are reportedly ready to trigger. While no official offer has been made, Gil Marin revealed he has been aware of Griezmann’s next destination for the last three months. “It’s crystal clear where he is going to play, I’ve known since March. At Barcelona,” ...

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann: ‘I may not remain in La Liga’

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann suggests that he may not continue his career in La Liga, despite being heavily linked with a switch to Barcelona. Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has hinted that he is considering a move away from La Liga. Griezmann has already announced that he will leave Atletico this summer, leading to frequent speculation regarding a potential switch to Barcelona. The France international has previously claimed that he knew where he would be playing his football next season, although his latest comments suggest that there are a number of teams in the mix. Griezmann is quoted by Marca as saying: “There’s a need for patience, as it’s still soon. I want my future to be decided more than anyone, but there’s a need to wait. “I...

Antoine Griezmann: ‘I know where I’ll play next season’

Antoine Griezmann – who will leave Atletico Madrid during the summer transfer window – says that he already knows his next club. Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has claimed that he knows which club he will join during the summer transfer window. Griezmann revealed soon after the end of the season that he will leave the Wanda Metropolitano after five years at the Spanish giants. The attacker has been heavily linked with a switch to Barcelona, although more teams may have come into the reckoning since the 28-year-old’s announcement. President Enrique Cerezo says that Atletico have not received any contact from the La Liga champions, but Griezmann has hinted that he already knows his next destination. The France international told Telematin: “I know where I&#...

Enrique Cerezo: ‘No Barcelona contact over Antoine Griezmann’

Barcelona have not yet been in contact over a swoop for Antoine Griezmann, according to Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo. Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has revealed that Barcelona have not yet been in contact with his club over a swoop for Antoine Griezmann ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Griezmann recently revealed that he would be leaving Atletico this summer after spending the last five seasons with the capital giants. Barca were considered to be the favourites for the attacker, although Manchester United are said to have made contact with the 28-year-old to discuss a possible move. Earlier this month, Griezmann admitted that he was unsure which club he would join this summer. Cerezo has now provided an update on the situation, with the Atletico president revealing tha...

Antoine Griezmann provides update on future amid Manchester United, Barcelona links

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann admits that he is unsure when his future “will be resolved”. Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has admitted that he is unsure when his future “will be resolved”. Griezmann recently revealed that he would be leaving Atletico this summer and Barcelona were considered to be the favourites for the attacker. However, United are said to have made contact with the 28-year-old to discuss a possible move, amid suggestions that Barca could drop their interest. Griezmann was on the scoresheet in France’s 2-0 win over Bolivia in Sunday night’s international friendly and the former Real Sociedad youngster gave an update on his future after the clash. “I do not know when my future will be resolved. It is a good q...

Transfer Talk Daily Update: Sergio Aguero, Eric Bailly, Antoine Griezmann

Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world. The transfer window is open! Clubs around the UK and Europe are getting business done as they look to give themselves the best possible chance at success in the new season. Friday morning’s headlines: Sergio Aguero confirms plans to return to IndependienteManchester City forward Sergio Aguero confirms that he wants to return to former club Independiente before the end of his career. Read more. Eric Bailly ‘to be given Manchester United opportunity’Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly give Eric Bailly a chance to impress during pre-season. Read more. Antoine Griezmann ‘furious with Barcelona players’Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine ...

Antoine Griezmann ‘furious with Barcelona players’

Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann is furious with a number of Barcelona players for potentially scuppering his move to Camp Nou, according to a report. Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann is reportedly furious with a number of Barcelona players for potentially scuppering his move to Camp Nou this summer. Griezmann has been strongly linked with a move to Barca since he revealed his desire to leave Atletico in this summer’s transfer window. However, it has been reported that the France international – also linked with Manchester United – is no longer considered to be a priority signing for the Spanish champions. According to Sport, the likes of Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique are against their club moving for Griezmann this summer, which has left the 28-year-o...

Antoine Griezmann ‘not a priority for Barcelona’

Barcelona do not view Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann as a priority signing this summer, according to a report. Atletico Madrid‘s Antoine Griezmann is reportedly not considered as a priority signing for Barcelona in this summer’s transfer window, suggesting that Manchester United could have a free run at the attacker. Griezmann recently revealed that he would be leaving Atletico this summer and Barca were considered to be the favourites for the 28-year-old. However, United are said to have made contact with Griezmann last week to discuss a potential summer swoop for the France international. According to Marca, Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu does not view the attacker a priority even though his release clause will drop from £173m to £104m at the start of July. G...

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