Atletico President says Griezmann is staying, calls United “small club”

Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo has rubbished rumours linking Antoine Griezmann with a move to Manchester United this summer.
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Jose Mourinho has identified the Frenchman as his number one target and as the richest club in the Europe they have the financial might to pull the deal through.

However, Atletico and Cerezo remain adamant that the player is going nowhere, despite the existence of a release clause of around £85million in his current deal which is less than the world record fee paid for Paul Pogba last year.

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Pogba could be used to convince his country man to swap the red of Atletico for that of United

Cerezo told Spanish radio station COPE: “Griezmann has a contract with us. If there is something, I will be the first to say so.

“Right now there are no possibilities for him to leave.”

When asked recently about supposed interest from United, he said: “Manchester United? Small team.”

Griezmann has found the net just eight times in La Liga this campaign and the 25-year-old’s slight drop in form will be crucial factor behind Atletico’s failure to challenge for the title this season.

They currently sit fourth in the league, on 39 points.

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