Barcelona deny reports of reaching agreement with Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann


Barcelona have issued a statement denying they have agreed a deal to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

Spanish publications including SPORT and Marca claimed that the Atletico Madrid striker was on his way to the Camp Nou, with Barca having matched the player's 100 million euro release clause.

Barcelona have released a statement denying all reports linking the Spanish giants with a move for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.

Amor was asked in December about Barca's desire to sign Griezmann after a Mundo Deportivo report that president Josep Maria Bartomeu had held a meeting with the forward's family.

"FC Barcelona expresses its objections in the face of these events and reiterates its full respect for the institution of Atletico Madrid".

However, after being reported to Federation Internationale de Football Association by Atletico last month following comments made by director Guillermo Amor about Griezmann, Barca have reacted angrily to the latest bout of rumours.

Reports in Spain suggested the Catalan club were close to agreeing a deal for the France global which would see him join in the summer.

"If that's what [Mundo Deportivo] said, it's possible", Amor told Movistar+. "It's something which is done".

He lay down in a heap after being clattered by Girona keeper Bono as he headed on for Griezmann, but it was the stopper who came off worse and had to be substituted at halftime.

Manchester United also tried to take the playmaker to Old Trafford last summer, only for Griezmann to opt to remain in Madrid.

Once he had chose to stay in the summer, the France worldwide signed a new deal that changed his release clause to £178 million in order to just make sure he wouldn't leave.