Griezmann confirms he won’t leave Atleti

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he will remain with the Primera Division club next season.

The player has been linked with a move to Manchester United, but the Old Trafford club's interest in the 26-year-old Frenchman cooled off following the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. According to reports, Jose Mourinho is now in the market for an out-and-out striker.

Meanwhile, following the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold the transfer ban that prohibits Atletico from registering any new players until January, Griezmann said it would be unfair for him to leave the club in the lurch, and has decided to stay.

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"The CAS sanction has been passed. I've decided to stay," Griezmann told Telefoot.

"It's been another good season and hopefully we can make some good signings in January.

"It's a tough moment for the club, for my teammates, and it would be a low blow to leave now."

Griezmann is also expected to sign a new contract with Atletico Madrid in the coming weeks.

In January 2016, Atleti were fined and banned from registering players for two consecutive transfer windows after being found guilty of breaching FIFA rules relating to the signing of minors.

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