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Barcelona news: Antoine Griezmann makes final decision over Man Utd transfer

ANTOINE GRIEZMANN has reportedly turned down Manchester United and already agreed to join Barcelona in the summer.

The France international was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford at the end of last season.

But Griezmann announced he would remain at Atletico Madrid due to the act they were unable to find a replacement because of their transfer ban.

United swiftly turned their attention elsewhere by bringing in Romelu Lukaku, leaving doubt over whether they would return with a bid in the next transfer window.

The 26-year-old’s current £175million release clause will drop to £100m in the summer, meaning most of Europe’s elite clubs could be vying for his signature.

Despite Barcelona shelling out over £350m on Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi’s contract extension, they have emerged as favourites to sign the forward.

And they have seemingly now won the race for his signature.

That’s according to Spanish journalist Albert Roge, who claims the striker has already agreed terms privately to sign for Barcelona.

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He said on Twitter: “It is closed, yes, although obviously neither of the two parties will confirm it.

“At Sport we have already been informed of the private agreement that exists between both and Griezmann will be Barca’s in the summer 100%.”

Griezmann proved he is still one of Europe’s most lethal strikers in Atletico’s 5-2 win over Sevilla today after netting his first hat-trick of the season.

Source: www.express.co.uk

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