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CAIRO – 20 January 2018: FC Barcelona issued an official statement on Saturday which addresses the rumors that appeared in the last few hours about Atlético de Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.
In their statement, Barcelona wanted to make it very clear that they reiterate all their respect for Atlético de Madrid, Griezmann’s current club.
"FC Barcelona strongly denies the information that has appeared over the course of the last few hours in different media regarding Atlético Madrid player, Antoine Griezmann, and an alleged deal with our club.”
“FC Barcelona expresses its objections in the face of these events and reiterates its full respect for the institution of Atlético Madrid," FC Barcelona stated on its official website.
This statement by FC Barcelona, apart from denying the rumors, also tries to maintain good relations with Atlético de Madrid.
Atletico Madrid have reported Barcelona to FIFA for an illegal transfer approach, last December.
The French forward has been linked with the Catalan club in the Spanish media and Barcelona director Guillermo Amor previously said that President Josep Maria Bartomeu may have contacted Griezmann's family, who are also his representatives, over a potential move.
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