Antoine Griezmann has hinted that he now plans to stay at Atletico Madrid following news that Manchester United have cooled their interest.
United had made Griezmann, who has a €100 million buyout clause in his current contract, their priority target this summer but sources told ESPN FC on Thursday that the Europa League winners have switched their focus to an out-and-out striker to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Griezmann has given mixed messages over his plans over recent months but expressed his support for Atletico shortly after it was confirmed that they will not be able to make any new signings until 2018 as the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected their appeal over a transfer ban.
The France international, who had said this week he was happy at Atletico and that his future will be decided soon, posted a message on his social media accounts reading: “Now more than ever #Atleti #Alltogether”
Atletico had been strongly linked with moves for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Chelsea’s Diego Costa this summer before the transfer ban was upheld.
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