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Arsenal are said to be lining up impressive bid of £85.5 million for Atletico Madrid hitman Antoine Griezmann before the end of the transfer window which is scheduled to close at the end of this month.
Report according Caught Offside claimed that the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is keen to land a world-class striker as he wants to strengthen his attacking options ahead of the upcoming season.
Now, we’re left with Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Joel Campbell, and Alex Iwobi as our options up front and the Frenchman still feels that the present options at the Emirates would not be enough to complete with the new and improve Premier League squads next season.
However, the report from the above-mentioned source, do mentioned about Wenger interest in his compatriot Greizmann, who was part of the France squad during the Euro 2016 championship held in France.
As per the report, the Frenchman is trying to lure him to join the north Londoners. The 25-year-old however, had just signed a new five-year deal with the Los Colchoneros prior to his meeting with Wenger, which in thus means the £85.5 million release clause must be activated if the Gunners really want to snatch him.
Aside from Wenger keeping close tracks on Griezmann, there are also report linking him with Bayern Munich and Poland forward Robert Lewandowski who’s rumored to be seeking a move to the Premier League.
The Polish international is said to have turned down contract extension with the Bundesliga club because of seeking a move to the Emirates stadium.
Griezmann on the other hand is entering his third season with the Los Colchoneros this month after he made his move from Real Sociedad for £24 million in the summer of 2014. He has netted 57 goals in 107 games for Atletico so far.