Lemar set to join Atletico Madrid from Monaco

Griezmann: Australia won't be easy

Griezmann: Australia won't be easy

As Antoine Griezmann considers his future, the FC crew discuss the pros and cons of staying at Atletico and moving to Barcelona.

Lemar is now on global duty with France at the World Cup, and will link up with his new team-mates after the tournament once the deal is officially confirmed.

Having previously stated that he would announce his decision before France's opening World Cup game on Saturday, Griezmann chose to keep quiet.

While Manchester United have been linked with Griezmann previously, Deschamps said the forward was staying in Spain.

"I'm very sorry but today I'm not going to give my decision", he said. I have made my choice.

"It's not the time or the place".

Griezmann was close to closing a move to Barça after months of talks once his release clause dropped to 100 million euros on July 1.

Griezmann's reluctance to reveal his plans could be because he is playing a waiting game to make sure he gets the best deal possible to renew his contract with Atletico.

Barca's pursuit has angered Atletico, who in December reported them to Federation Internationale de Football Association for making an alleged illegal approach and followed up with a statement in May that said "enough is enough".

Chelsea appear to have lost out to Atletico Madrid in the race to sign AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Lionel Messi says signing Antoine Griezmann would be a "brilliant" boost to Barcelona's hopes of winning the Champions League.

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