There is no substance to rumours suggesting Antoine Griezmann is headed to Barcelona, according to the club’s president.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists the LaLiga champions have not spoken to Antoine Griezmann about a move to Camp Nou.
France star Griezmann appeared destined to join Ernesto Valverde’s side after announcing his intention to find a new club after five seasons at Atletico Madrid.
The links went cold amid reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain until Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin reignited rumours of a done deal.
Gil Marin, in an interview with Movistar, claimed to have known about Griezmann’s impending switch to Barca since March.
Bartomeu disputed that account, telling Spanish broadcast RAC1: “There’s nothing to announce.
“We’ve always said the same. We haven’t spoken to him. There’s nothing to it.
“We’ll see how the market changes in the next few days and weeks.”
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) May 14, 2019
The Blaugrana cruised to the LaLiga title in 2018-19 but collapsed against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals, a defeat that led to speculation over head coach Valverde’s future.