According to reports, La Liga giants Barcelona have been holding talks with Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann for several weeks, and they might eventually beat the Old Trafford club to the player’s signature.
The France international has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid after emerging as a target for both Barcelona and Manchester United.
He even came close to moving to England in the summer, only to commit to his current side when they were handed a transfer ban that won’t expire until January.
The talented player is once again being linked with a move away, and there are speculations his side are now ready to lose him. But according to Le10sport, it is the Catalan giants who now hold the upper hand.
Le10sport made it known that Barcelona have stepped up their chase for Griezmann and have been in secret contact with him for several weeks over a possible move to Camp Nou.
It was even added that discussions between the club and the player’s party are now at a very advanced stage and they on the verge of agreeing on terms for a future deal.
Antoine was in good form for his national side on Friday despite underwhelming for his club this season, and Barca are understood to need a forward that can add more power to their attack due to Luis Suarez’s current form.