Barcelona: Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomue has admitted he met representatives of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann last year October.
The French-born striker has indicated he wants his future decided before this summer’s World Cup after Barca were forced to deny in January they already agreed on a deal to sign Griezmann.
“We had conversations with his representatives, as we have with other representatives,” Bartomue told Spanish Radio, he said this happened last year October , a meeting, nothing more and it should not give rise to speculation,”
Griezmann has scored 30 goals in 51 games this season and can end the campaign by winning the Europa League, with Atletico up against Marseille in the final later this month.
Any deal with Barcelona would place further doubt the future of Ousmane Dembele, who has endured a difficult first season at Barcelona.
Dembele joined Barcelona from Borrusia Dortmund for 147 euros last year and Bartomeu insists the 20 year old will not be leaving this summer.