Manchester United have ended their interest in Antoine Griezmann, according to reports in Spain.
And that has cleared the way for Barcelona to seal the Frenchman’s signature in the summer.
Griezmann, 26, looked set to seal a move to Old Trafford in the summer before Fifa’s decision to uphold Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban saw him perform a U-turn.
Jose Mourinho was expected to revive his interest at the end of the current season, but Marca report that, as things stand, they have no intention of signing him.
Barcelona have made Griezmann their top priority alongside Philippe Coutinho, and their overzealous approach even saw Atletico report them to Fifa.
The Frenchman has a buy-out clause of £86million, with the Catalans will believe they can meet.
United are still in the market for a world class attacking talent, and the article claims that Griezmann’s struggles this season have prompted them to look elsewhere.
While the club would be willing to stump up enough cash to seal the deal, Mourinho would rather spend it elsewhere.
Griezmann has just five La Liga goals to his name — with three coming in the last four matches.
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