Antoine Griezmann has ‘asked’ Barcelona to trigger his £87m release clause at Atletico Madrid.
The French forward is looking to resolve his future in a swift and efficient manner, which led him to issue an ‘ultimatum’ to the Catalan club, according to Don Balon.
Griezmann’s preferred destination is the Nou Camp but he is looking for a guarantee of their interest.
If Ernesto Valverde’s side are not prepared to stump up the fee, the 26-year-old will then move on to alternative options, including the likes of Manchester United.
Barcelona are thought to have cooled their interest slightly as Griezmann has struggled to match last season’s form so far this term.
His return of six goals in 16 matches has coincided with Atletico’s underwhelming performances.
The Madrid club trail La Liga leaders Barcelona by eight points and some fans have questioned Griezmann’s commitment.
And the Catalan side have alternative options too, retaining a firm interest in Liverpool’s Brazilian maestro Philippe Coutinho.
The extent to which Griezmann can return to his brilliant best could make or break Barcelona’s willingness to pay his release clause.
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