Barcelona decision on Griezmann sale made with Chelsea ready to complete monster deal
Barcelona have not intention of entertaining any approach for Chelsea transfer target Antoine Griezmann this summer.
Griezmann was one of the most om-demand players of the transfer window last summer, with a whole host of clubs linked with a possible move for the Frenchman, but in the end, it was Barcelona who completed a massive £108 million move to complete the deal.
The Frenchman has been hit and miss for the Spaniards this season as he copes with life at the Camp Nou, but now Spanish outlet AS suggest the club are looking to save money as they come under strain during these unprecedented times.
And the reports suggest Big money signing Griezmann could be put up for sale to raise capital after failing to impress Barcelona bosses since arriving from the Spanish capital in July, and managing resources is key for the club and they may look to ship former Real Sociedad star Griezmann out on loan to get him off the wage bill.
Recent reports on the Daily Express website have claimed that Barcelona will consider offers for most of their players this summer, with exception of Lionel Messi.
He has only managed to score 14 goals and provide four assists in 37 appearances in all competitions since sealing his move from Atletico Madrid, and with Barcelona ready to freshen up the side, they will do business if the price is right.
However, according to Mundo Deportivo, it’s now claimed Barca are adamant he is not going anywhere and will not be looking to offload the French world cup winner when the transfer window officially opens up in the summer.
The reports ads Griezmann’s future is reportedly ‘non-negotiable’, with the 29-year-old focused on winning the Champions League with Barcelona.
If he did leave the club, the likes of Chelsea would be hoping he could rediscover the form that saw him score 133 goals in 257 appearances while at Ateltcio if he were to make a fresh start in the Premier League.
The transfer window is just a few months away now and although the Premier League season has not been concluded, there is a feeling that the transfer window will actually see alot of transfer deals take place.
The coronavirus means that clubs may need to sell to balance the books, meaning that players that shouldnt be on the market, could be available, meaning the likes of Chelsea will be able to sign the likes of Griezmann.
So the news that he is staying will come as a disappointment, but could we really see him leaving?