Atletico president: The truth behind Man United’s pursuit of Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo rubbishes talk of an offer from Manchester United for Antoine Griezmann

Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann Photo: Quotiden/Screen grab

Manchester United haven’t made an approach to sign Antoine Griezmann, according to Atletico Madrid’s president.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move to sign the France international throughout the 2016-17 season.

Griezmann’s close pal Paul Pogba moved to Manchester United in a world-record deal from Serie A giants Juventus last summer.

The 25-year-old Euro 2016 runner-up opened up about his chances of a move to Manchester United earlier this week.

Atletico president Enrique Cerezo insisted Griezmann is staying at the Spanish club despite the forward hinting that a move to Old Trafford could be on the cards.

Speaking about Griezmann’s future, Cerezo was adamant that Manchester United haven’t made an offer for the Atletico striker.

“His recent comments do not surprise me. He gets asked the same question all the time,” Cerezo told RMC – as quoted by the Daily Mail.

“I think he is getting a little annoyed at having to answer the same question again and again when everyone knows his situation. The situation is that Antoine is an Atletico player and still has a contract for three or four more years.

“He has never told me that he wants to leave. There has not been any approach from Manchester United.

“At the moment, no team has offered us to pay his release clause. And I do not think anyone will meet his clause.”

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Griezmann has scored 16 goals and has made eight assists in 36 appearances in La Liga this season.

Atletico have only won the Spanish Super Cup during his three seasons under Diego Simeone.

Manchester United won the Europa League trophy on Wednesday night.

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