Antoine Griezmann 'keen' on summer transfer to Chelsea

French forward has been excellent for Atletico Madrid this season

Tom Sheen@Tom_Sheen
Saturday 09 May 2015 15:20

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is reportedly keen on a move to Chelsea in the summer, but would like to know if the Blues are interested in him.

Griezmann, 24, has been excellent in his first season at the Vicente Calderon, scoring 25 goals in all competitions for Diego Simeone's team.

But, according to the Daily Telegraph, with Atletico keen to renegotiate his deal, the France international wants to sound out a potential move to the Premier League champions before committing his future to the Rojiblanco.

Griezmann has a £43million buy-out clause in his contract.

Chelsea have apparently been interested on Griezmann for the last couple of years, with the forward able to play anywhere across the front three - 22 of his goals have come in La Liga, where he trails only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Jose Mourinho figures to be short a forward next season after seeing Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah in January, bringing in Juan Cuadrado, whilst Didier Drogba's future remains unclear.

The Blues have a great relationship with Atletico Madrid, Thibaut Courtois spent three years on loan at the club and the Blues bought Diego Costa and Filipe Luis from them last summer.

Luis could return to his former club and as well as Griezmann, Jose Mourinho has targeted midfielder Koke and centre-back Diego Godin as potential new arrivals.

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