Griezmann to decide future before World Cup

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"Atletico de Madrid and AS Monaco has achieved a preliminary agreement over the transfer of Thomas Lemar to our club", read a statement released by Atletico on Tuesday night.

"The French International is concentrated with his national team in Russian Federation to play the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will take place the next Thursday, 14th of July".

Lemar will likely start France's World Cup Group C opener against Australia on Saturday.

'The two clubs will continue to work in the coming days in order to find a definitive agreement'.

Lemar's move to join 2017/18's La Liga runners-up comes following a summer of speculation last season whereby Arsenal and Liverpool fought it out for the talented winger's signature, although in the end, neither club proved successful.

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He says it is similar to when Manchester United had agreed to sign the 27-year-old last summer, before he then made a decision to remain at Atletico.

Deschamps prohibits players from undergoing negotiations during tournaments, which provides a further reason to believe that Griezmann's future will be public knowledge before France begin the competition.

But it's safe to say that our new favourite involves Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann. According to Canal + France (via Sport), Griezmann has called a press conference for Tuesday afternoon, and will announce that he is set to remain in the Spanish capital next season.

Griezmann revealed today he had decided where he will be playing next season but claimed it was not the right time or place to announce it.