Premier League giants are closely monitoring Antoine Griezmann's situation at Barcelona.

Premier League giants are closely monitoring Antoine Griezmann's situation at Barcelona.

The Daily Mail says Griezmann had been promised the Messi role by new Barca boss Ronald Koeman had the Argentine legend left the Nou Camp but those plans are in tatters following Lione Messi's announcement on Friday that he won't take Barcelona to court to force an early exit.

The U-turn has major repercussions on the remainder of the squad with Koeman needing to trim his squad to cater for Messi and allow young talents like 17-year-old Ansu Fati and winger Ousmane Dembele to shine.

Arsenal and Manchester United have also been admirers though Barca would have to agree a major loss on their investment to make any deal happen. Manchester City currently only have Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero as recognised strikers with the Argentine impacted by injuries last season.

Barca are willing to use the rest of the window until October to restructure their squad with Koeman yet to see his new players in any friendlies Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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