Griezmann free to leave Atleti — Koke

We also have the B team who are playing in the second division.

Griezmann, who is said to have been on the brink of joining Manchester United during the summer transfer window, has scored just two goals in nine league outings this term.

However, it has been said in recent days that the manager may need to change his plans after Javier Mascherano returned from international duty with a hamstring injury which is expected to keep him on the sidelines for around four weeks.

Ernesto Valverde has commented on speculation Barcelona will try to sign Antoine Griezmann by saying he is a "great player" and that the club will "not close the door on anything".

Manchester United were willing to pay the France international's £87.5million release clause and Griezmann rated his chances of moving to Old Trafford as 60% likely.

The Catalan giants Barcelona look set to beat Manchester United - whose protracted interest in the Frenchman was one of last summer's biggest transfer sagas - to the punch. We trust everyone: [Gerard] Pique, [Samuel] Umtiti and, of course, [Thomas] Vermaelen.

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The Catalans have also been tipped to make a new attempt to sign Philippe Coutinho following their unsuccessful attempts to lure the Brazilian away from Liverpool during the summer.

"The club is open to all kinds of possibilities".

Looking ahead to Saturday's game, Koke added: "We haven't seen their best version yet but they have amazing players and always give their best".

He then continued on Griezmann: "He is a great player and every time players are linked with Barcelona, they are great players". Have your say in the comments section below.

And the Wanda Metropolitano side strengthened their hand when Griezmann agreed a new deal, doubling his release clause from £85million to £170m.

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