Liverpool target Thomas Lemar set to sign for Atletico

Liverpool target Thomas Lemar set to sign for Atletico

L'Equipe reported that both clubs have been in negotiations over the winger and have hammered out a deal in principle for the France global to move to the Metropolitano after the World Cup, pending the approval of the 22-year-old, with Atlético later confirming the move on social media.

Antoine Griezmann intends to clear up his future before the World Cup begins, saying after France's draw with the United States on Saturday that he will reveal all this week.

"I can only say that to win the Champions League you have to have the best players".

And, speaking to TF1's Telefoot, Griezmann said the announcement will be made this week because France's opener is against Australia on June 16.

"However, today is not the time, nor the place, to say what it is".

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Griezmann, 27, is the subject of a tug-of-war between Barcelona and his current club, Atletico Madrid.

He made his France debut in 2016 and has scored three goals in 12 global games.

The Atletico Madrid ace has always been linked with a big-money move to Camp Nou and has resolved to clarify his club future this week.

According to "Canal + France", Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann will announce on Tuesday in a press conference that he will continue with the Rojiblanco, accepting their offer to renew and turning down the chance to move to Barcelona.

Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC.