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Atletico don’t want to sell Griezmann ‘either now or in the summer’

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And his release clause is €200m until July 1st

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Atletico Madrid have warned clubs they are not interested in selling Antoine Griezmann either this winter or in the summer.

Barcelona are one of several teams regularly linked with Griezmann but Atleti say they want to keep hold of the France international.

Atletico reportedly complained to FIFA about Barca’s pursuit of Griezmann after Guillermo Amor hinted the club had met with the striker and his family.

Chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin has now come out and said they want him to stay, and also insisted his release clause remains €200m until July 1st.

“Atletico doesn't want to sell Griezmann either now or in the summer," he said.

"For us he is a very important player, who has grown a lot and we have grown up with him.

"Our intention is to keep growing all together. Last summer we made an effort beyond the possibilities of the club and we'll do it again next summer.

"Griezmann departure isn't in our hands, but until summer is impossible to leave us.

"Until July 1, Griezmann's release clause is €200m."

Source | Mega

A winter move for Griezmann never looked likely in any case, but a summer move may still be on with reports claiming his release clause will drop down to €100m.

Should that prove to be the case it makes him a far more attractive proposition, although there’s still the conundrum of whether and where he would fit in at Barca.