Chelsea, keen on strengthening their offensive end ahead of the next season with Timo Werner, has struggled to fulfil the expectations since his transfer from RB Leipzig and recent reports from Britain claim that Barcelona forward, Antoine Griezmann has been on the shortlist of Thomas Tuchel.
The agent of Barcelona forward has reportedly held talks with two Premier League clubs amid rumours surrounding the Frenchman’s next move.
With the Catalan giants under immense pressure to offload some of their higher earners at the club in the current transfer window, World-cup winning forward is believed to be one of several names on the chopping block.
Griezmann’s former club Atletico Madrid have been strongly linked with a move for Frenchman with a part of a swap deal which would see Saul Niguez heading to Nou Camp, however, there is not believed to be any agreement between the two clubs.
West London giants have been tipped to bring in Griezman on a season-long loan deal if they cannot strike a deal for their no.1 transfer target Erling Braut Haaland, and according to 90Min, agent of French forward is in talks with two Premier League teams.
The report adds that Chelsea’s direct Premier League rival Liverpool and Manchester City have also registered interest in signing Griezmann. At the same time, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are also keen on signing a quality ahead of the next season.
Barcelona are supposedly reluctant to let their star player join a Spanish club after Luis Suarez led Atletico Madrid to the La Liga trophy last season; however, the Catalan giants may be forced to accept such a project if it means raising enough funds to keep Copa America winning forwrd, Lionel Messi at Nou Camp.
Griezmann has largely struggled at Barcelona since his transfer from Atletico Madrid; however, last season, he has managed to score 20-goals and provide 13 assists in 51 appearences.
Meanwhile, Erling Braut Haaland who has been rumoured with a departure from Dortmund ahead of the next season still remains a top transfer target for Thomas Tuchel.