Premier League holders Chelsea are stepping up their efforts to recruit Atletico Madrid hotshot Antone Griezmann, The Mirror can reveal.
The Blues will not be playing Champions League football next term after a disappointing season, but new manager Antonio Conte aims to seriously reinforce the ranks in the summer.
La Liga hotshot Antoine Griezmann has emerged as his top target for the summer transfer window, and knowing that the Frenchman may not be prepared to miss out on the Europe’s elite competition next season, Chelsea are ready to persuade him with a substantial offer.
The Blues also need to find an agreement with Atletico Madrid, who will not be keen on selling their prized asset after yet another remarkable campaign.
After closing the gap behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, los Colchoneros can be backed at 10/3 price to lift the league trophy for the second time in three years.