Griezmann ‘favourite’ to replace Neymar at Barcelona

By Isoccer Staff

Antoine Griezmann has been identified as Barcelona’s No 1 target to replace the PSG-bound Neymar.

The Brazilian is edging closer towards a sensational £196m move this summer and the Spanish giants are now desperately lining up a new star for their front three.

According to Sport, Griezmann is ‘the favourite’ among the Nou Camp hierarchy to take the Brazilian’s spot this coming season.

Earlier this summer the France international had been expected to join Manchester United, before Diego Simeone’s side were hit with a transfer embargo.

But reports in the Spanish press now claim Griezmann has become the preferred option for Ernesto Valverde, and they will prioritise snaring the Atletico star.

Mundo Deportivo are reporting that Liverpool value Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho at €100m (£90m).

Barca saw a £72m bid for Coutinho rejected in July, with Jurgen Klopp reiterating on Monday that the 25-year-old is not for sale at any price.

When asked if the playmaker was available for sale, the German replied: ‘You formulate the question in a strange way. Where is the interpretation if you say he (Coutinho) is not available to be sold?

‘The word “not” means there is nothing to interpret. It is nothing new from our point of view.’

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