first_imgBarcelona have reopened talks with Atletico Madrid over the signing of Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.The striker, 27, came very close to joining the Catalan giants last summer, but he eventually pledged his future to Diego Simeone’s side by signing a new deal to keep him in the Spanish capital until 2023. 1 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Griezmann is keen for a move to Barcelona shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img However, Griezmann is said to very frustrated at his side’s early exit from the Champions League – Atletico were dismantled by a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick earlier this week – and according to L’Equipe, he is now looking to leave the club.Griezmann’s current release clause stands at £102million should it be activated before June, but it will rise if no club moves for him.Furthermore, when signing his new deal the player instructed his agents to include clauses in the deal to allow him to leave the club on certain conditions – and an early exit in Europe was one of them. huge blow REVEALED BEST OF REVEALED REPLY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move However, Griezmannn will have to take a serious pay-cut to join the Catalan club.Camp Nou chiefs are offering the Frenchman a contract until 2024 where he would earn £13million-per-year, which is understood to be £5million-a-year less than his current wage.Last summer, Blaugrana stars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique actively encouraged the club to sign the striker so Barca deal-makers know a potential deal will bode well with the current squad.This season, Griezmann has scored 12 goals and added a further seven assists in 28 LaLiga matches. no dice RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more