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Why Chelsea rejected Antoine Griezmann transfer after talks with agent

Antoine Griezmann was provided to Chelsea this summer season (Getty)

Chelsea have turned down the prospect to signal Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona this summer season, in accordance with stories.

Barcelona want to drastically lower their wage invoice this summer season and are keen to dump a number of first-team gamers together with Miralem Pjanic, Samuel Umtiti and Griezmann.

In line with the Daily Star, Chelsea have been provided the chance to signal the French ahead this summer season and even held talks with the participant’s representatives.

However Chelsea determined to not progress negotiations any additional as their important focus this summer season is to recruit a brand new central striker, with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland their high goal.

Manchester Metropolis have been additionally provided Griezmann however the Premier League champions are prioritising strikes for Jack Grealish and Harry Kane.

Griezmann is now on the verge of returning to Atletico Madrid in a deal which can see midfielder Saul Niguez transfer in the wrong way.

Antoine Griezmann is now on the verge of returning to Atletico Madrid (Getty)

Saul, nonetheless, doesn’t look like utterly pleased with the prospect of becoming a member of Barcelona.

On Thursday, Saul was filmed signing autographs after Atletico’s pre-season coaching session and when requested about his future, the midfielder advised supporters: ‘They’re already kicking me out of right here, man.’

By offloading Griezmann to Atletico, Barcelona stand to have round €12m (£10.2m) per season diminished from their wage invoice.

The Spanish membership have additionally reached a verbal settlement with Lionel Messi over a brand new contract which retains him tied to Camp Nou till 2026.

It’s understood that Messi, who received the Copa America with Argentina final week, has agreed to take a major pay lower.

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