Guillem Balague provides latest update on Man United’s link to Antoine Griezmann

Guillem Balague delivers the latest news from Spain on Antoine Griezmann's link to Manchester United

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Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann Photo: Antoine Griezmann / Instagram

Guillem Balague has insisted that Atletico Madrid are expecting to see Antoine Griezmann stay at the club beyond the summer despite the speculation linking the Frenchman with Manchester United.

The France international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months as Jose Mourinho begins to ponder bolstering his attacking options ahead of next season.

There is yet to be any official announcement from either party, however, and the speculation about Griezmann’s future is likely to continue as the summer transfer window draws nearer.

However, Spanish football expert Balague has now revealed that Atletico Madrid are keen to get Griezmann to stay at the club by signing a new contract with the Spanish side.

Asked whether Griezmann could be heading to the Premier League in the summer, Balague told Sky Sports: “The situation has not changed.

“He has agreed nothing with any team and Atletico think he will stay.

“The fact that Diego Simeone is staying will help his decision. Atleti want to reward him with an improved contract and a bigger buyout clause.”

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