‘Spanish giants, Barcelona have opened up on reports linking Atletico Madrid ace, Antoine Griezmann to the Catalan club.
The LaLiga leaders on Saturday refuted reports they have approached the France international about a transfer.
There were claims that Barcelona have made their interest known in the 26-year-old.
“FC Barcelona strongly denies the information that has appeared over the course of the last few hours in different media regarding Atletico Madrid player, Antoine Griezmann, and an alleged deal with our club,” a club statement read.
“FC Barcelona expresses its objections in the face of these events and reiterates its full respect for the institution of Atletico Madrid.”
A boost for Manchester United, who are also in the running for Griezmann, it appears as though Barca will not make an approach.