Atletico Madrid are preparing to fend off yet more interest from sides across Europe for their star man, Antoine Griezmann.

According to the Daily Mail, the Spanish side are working on a new contract for the French striker, with an even bigger release clause inserted into the deal.

Griezmann’s current deal includes a release clause of around €80m, which converts to roughly, £63m. Atletico officials are looking to bump that up to €100m, meaning it would cost Chelsea around £79m to land him.

Griezmann confirmed the news when speaking on Spanish radio show, El Larguero. He said:

We are in talks, more with my representative than me. I am dedicated to playing at the moment, but both parties are doing well.

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The former Real Sociedad winger has been a long-term target for Chelsea, the diminutive forward has impressed some of the tops teams in Europe since making the move to the Spanish capital.

The 24-year-old’s current deal expires in 2020 and he has currently 19 goals in all competitions to his name this season.

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