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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

'For now, there's nothing': Antoine Griezmann denies Barcelona deal is done

Atletico Madrid striker denies in an interview aired on French television he has decided to join Barcelona next season

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has denied he has reached agreement to join Barcelona after the 2018 World Cup. Rodrigo Jimenez / EPA
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has denied he has reached agreement to join Barcelona after the 2018 World Cup. Rodrigo Jimenez / EPA

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann denied he had decided to join Barcelona next season, saying in an interview aired on French television on Sunday that such reports "were not good information".

Told by a reporter on TF1 that "according to our information you are going to sign", the France international replied: "I don't know where your information comes from but, for now, there's nothing."

TF1 insisted, nevertheless, that "talks are well advanced" between the Catalan giants and the 27-year-old Frenchman.

Griezmann, who has a €100 million (Dh451.7m) buyout clause in his contract, said last month that he would decide on a move before the World Cup which starts on June 14.

Last year he said that there was "a six out of 10 chance" he would move to Manchester United only to sign a contract extension with Atletico.

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