According to the Express, new Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has decided to boost his frontline by reportedly looking to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann. If reports are to be believed, the Stamford Bridge outfit is looking to break the bank for the Frenchman this following window in January.
The Blues are willing to make a world-record move for Griezmann for a fee that could possibly exceed his buyout clause (£86m) and the fee Manchester United paid for the now highest transfer fee that of Paul Pogba (£89m).
The possible move could be put into delay as Atletico Madrid would be hesitant to sell their star, following their ban on signing new players in the next two transfer windows. This also happens to rules out the possibility of Diego Costa going the other way with the French star coming to the Stamford Bridge.
The Stamford Bridge outfit would have to make a world-record bid to wave off interest from the likes Manchester United who are looking to sign Pogba’s teammate in a lucrative deal.
Antoine Griezmann finished a brilliant last season with reaching the UCL 2015-16 final knocking out Barcelona and Bayern Munich on the road to the final. Atletico Madrid unfortunately lost Real Madrid in the final of the competition. Griezmann scored six goals in the following Euros with France but eventually lost out in the final to Portugal. The bad luck of the 25-year-old continued as he finished second in the UEFA’s best player of the season finishing behind Cristiano Ronaldo.