Barcelona working on Antoine Griezmann signing

Barcelona are finalising their €120m signing of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Greizmann and are hopeful on a deal this week, say ESPN FC.

On Sunday, Diario AS outlined how a personal agreement has already been reached between the parties and from 1 July, the player’s release clause dropped from €200m to €120m.

The report outlines how the Catalan giants will not pay "a penny more" than the forward’s release clause, and an official announcement is not far away.

It is said that Griezmann will pen a five-year contract at the Blaugrana worth €17m per year, despite rejecting the chance to join the club a year ago.

Griezmann, 28, penned a long-term contract at Los Rojiblancos last summer after rejecting interest from Barcelona, who had pursued a deal.

Despite those previous misgivings, it has been widely reported that Barca have been in talks since March to land their long-term target this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with a move for the France international but it now looks increasingly likely he will remain in La Liga.

Griezmann has scored 21 goals across all competitions last season for Diego Simeone’s side and has grown into one of the world’s most in-demand players since his move from Real Sociedad in 2014.

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