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Enrique Cerezo Insists There Have Been No Negotiations With FC Barcelona Over Antoine Griezmann

Ali Shibil Roshan
Enrique Cerezo
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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo insists there have been no talks with FC Barcelona over a potential move for Antoine Griezmann.

Barcelona are in desperate need to slash their wage bills in order to balance the books and register new players and re-register Lionel Messi, who is currently a free agent.

The Catalan outfit are looking to offload a number of players, with Griezmann said to be among them. The French international, who joined Barca in 2019, has been linked with a return to his former side Atletico, but Cerezo insisted there have been no negotiations with Barcelona over such a move.

"In every negotiation there is a strategy," said Cerezo, as quoted by Marca. "But in this case, I don't know if there are negotiations [with Barcelona].

"As far as I know there have been no negotiations. As far as [Atletico CEO] Miguel Angel [Gil] knows, I imagine that he neither [has negotiated]. He would have told me. Griezmann is a Barcelona [player]."

Meanwhile, Griezmann has also been linked with a move to Premier League, with a number of English clubs said to be keen on signing the 30-year, but it remains to be seen whether the French attacker will be open to a move to the English top-flight.