Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann has said that he is happy at current club Atletico Madrid, denting the Blues’ chances of signing the midfielder.
Atletico have reportedly increased the buy-out clause in Griezmann’s contract to a huge £75 million, but Chelsea are believed to want to match it after continued interest in the Frenchman.
The 22-year old, who has attracted attention from Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich, has been in fine form this season, netting 18 goals in the league.
Griezmann’s current deal at the Vincente Calderon runs until 2020, and has said that he wishes to stay in Spain:
“I am feeling very well at Atletico,” he told French publication Telefoot.
“This is a big club and I want to achieve great things here. I am ambitious and my goal is to win trophies here. I have become more mature. The club and my team-mates rely on me.
“I have become a more complete player and have to continue on the same path. I am not at my best just yet. I work every day to improve and reach my top. I am still far away from the best players.”