​Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has insisted that Antoine Griezmann will remain at the club this summer, despite the French forward being linked with a potential move to Barcelona.


Griezmann was on the brink of joining Barcelona before the World Cup last summer, but the move fell through at the final hour after the 28-year-old publicly rejected the Blaugrana's advances and signed a contract extension to keep him at Atletico until 2023 - in a one-off TV documentary labelled 'La Decision'.

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The rumours surrounding a potential move to ​Barcelona have resurfaced just under a year later, with it being previously suggested that Griezmann is ​willing to take a pay cut in order to secure a move to the Catalan giants.


However, Cerezo has rubbished any talks of a move, simply stating that the Frenchman will not be leaving ​Atletico under any circumstances this summer. 


"Antoine will not move," he told El Rondo, as per ​Mundo Deportivo. "Antoine remains at Atleti, for sure".

Atleti manager Diego Simeone has also had his say on the matter, addressing the fact that Griezmann could be available for €120m this summer due to a clause in his current contract.


"Honestly, I am not worried about the Griezmann issue," Simeone said, as per ​Goal. "He is a captain of Atletico de Madrid. He has always responded with football, with facts, what he wants

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"If I imagine the next season without Griezmann? No, I can not imagine the next season without him because he has a contract with the club, he is one of the captains of Atletico, he gave everything since he arrived."


Atletico have already lost Griezmann's compatriot Lucas Hernandez, who'll be joining ​Bayern Munich this summer, so it'll come as no surprise to see them dig their heels in if Barcelona do come knocking.