'I am talking with Atletico' - Barca target Griezmann addresses possible exit

Richard Heathcote
The French hitman has been strongly linked to Camp Nou and has affirmed he is currently discussing his future with the Europa League semi-finalists

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed he is in talks with his club, as rumours surrounding a possible move to Barcelona continue to circulate. 

The France international's goalscoring abilities have made him one of European football's hottest properties. 

As well as Barcelona, both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have been linked with Griezmann. 

And speaking after scoring 10-man Atletico's equaliser to hold Arsenal to a 1-1 draw in their Europea League semi-final first leg, he admitted his future was up in the air. 

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"My future with Atletico? We are talking with the club to see what we can do," Griezmann explained to COPE after the final whistle at the Emirates Stadium. 

Atletico were reduced to 10 men less than 10 minutes into the encounter when Sime Vrsaljko saw his second yellow card, with coach Diego Simeone also sent to the stands for a vehement protest. 

Griezmann's goal, however, means that the Colchoneros will take on Arsenal back in Madrid as favourites to advance to the final - and the forward recognised that his strike was vital.

"In the goal I arrived in the area tired after the run I had made, but I was able to score. We needed that goal.

"Am I important? [Jan] Oblak is important, [Diego] Godin is important, Gabi when he entered the pitch was important... all the players are important."