Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is prepared to dump Antoine Griezmann as the Frenchman struggles for form this season.

Griezmann was hooked during yesterday’s stalemate with Leganes amid reports of having fallen out with Simeone.

Don Balon says the relationship between the pair has changed since the summer, with Simeone disappointed that Griezmann was prepared to leave for Manchester United.

The France attacker was ready to quit Atletico, only to perform a U-turn after their FIFA transfer ban was upheld, so preventing the Spanish giants from buying a replacement.

Yesterday’s developments have encouraged United, but they’re not alone, with Real Madrid and Barcelona also keen.

With Griezmann’s buyout clause to drop to €100m in 2018, Atletico will be powerless from keeping the attacker should any club meet the option from the New Year.


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