Antoine Griezmann indicates he'll stay at Atletico Madrid after all

Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he wants to stay at Atletico Madrid in the wake of the club's transfer ban.

Fresh from winning the Europa League and securing Champions League qualification, attention has turned to summer reinforcements as Jose Mourinho's men look to challenge for the Premier League.

The aforementioned ban has seen Griezmann reaffirming his commitment to Los Rojiblancos, thereby forcing Manchester United to cede their interest in him.

No decision has yet been made over an extension but, given he is unlikely to play until January, the odds are against him being offered a new deal.

Manchester United are offering Griezmann a weekly wage of £280,000 ($360,500) or just under £15 million ($19.3 million) a year. That means that Atletico Madrid can't sign any potential replacements for Griezmann this summer-the club had already come to terms with Lacazette, according to Lyon's president.

The 31-year-old has been left out of Gareth Southgate's last two worldwide squads and his prospects of regaining a central role in Mourinho's first-team plans look remote.

Arsenal fans are still sore over Robin van Persie's move to United in 2012, who then went on to win the league under Sir Alex Ferguson that same season.

Griezmann has been heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United this summer but has now stated he plans to stay with the club for another season.

Griezmann had been the club's top target after another stunning season, with United weighing up whether to trigger his £87million release clause.

  • Salvatore Jensen