Barcelona have released a statement, denying media reports that they have struck a secret deal to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.
Several Spanish newspapers reported that an agreement with Griezmann has been reached, but Barca have
refuted the claim.
The statement by Barcelona
reads: "FC Barcelona strongly denies the information that has appeared over the course of the last few hours in different media regarding Atlético Madrid player, Antoine Griezmann, and an alleged deal with our club.
"FC Barcelona expresses its objections in the face of these events and reiterates its full respect for the institution of Atlético Madrid."