Atletico set to increase Griezmann's fee amid Barca interest

La Liga By: Linus Onyeze | 29/03/2018

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Atletico Madrid will try to increase Antoine Griezmann’s release clause, as the striker closes in on a summer move.

The Frenchman looks set to leave Diego Simeone's side once the season is finished with Barcelona leading the race for his signature.

However, Atletico are desperate to raise the value of Griezmann's release clause so they can reap as many financial rewards as possible from a potential deal.

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According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Atletico want to raise his release clause to €200m (£175m).

The 27-year-old's Atletico deal is set to run until 2022 but he will be available for a modest £87.5million at the end of the campaign unless he agrees a new contract.

It is also claimed Atletico must pay Griezmann's former club, Real Sociedad, 20 per cent of any future transfer fee they receive.