Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona say no deal done for Atletico Madrid man

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann
One report claims Barcelona are saving the number seven shirt for Griezmann

Barcelona have "strongly denied" claims they have agreed to sign Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann this summer.

Griezmann, 26, is under contract until summer 2022 but Spanish newspaper Sport claims a deal has been done between Barcelona and the France forward.

Barca added they had "objections" to the reports "and reiterates its full respect" for Atletico.

It has also been reported Barca have given Philippe Coutinho the number 14 shirt so Griezmann can be number seven.

Griezmann scored as Atletico drew 1-1 with Girona on Saturday.

Diego Simeone's side are second in La Liga with 43 points, eight behind leaders Barcelona, who have a game in hand.

In December, Atletico reported Barca to Fifa over an alleged illegal approach for the striker, who has also been linked with Manchester United.

Atletico claimed Barcelona have spoken to people around Griezmann, including family members, and the Spanish club said that broke Fifa regulations.

A spokesman for football's world governing body said in December: "We can confirm that we have received a complaint from Atletico Madrid."

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