Date: 25th October 2017 at 7:29pm
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FC Barcelona have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race to sign France international forward Antoine Griezmann, according to Diario Gol.

The La Liga leaders, who sit four points clear at the top of the Spanish top-flight standings following their unbeaten start to the 2017-18 campaign, have been linked with replacing fellow striker Luis Suarez with the Atletico Madrid star next summer.

The 26-year-old, who has 47 international caps for his country, has scored three goals and provided one assist in 10 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Griezmann, who has been a long-term target for The Red Devils, has netted 86 times in 170 outings overall for Diego Simeone’s side since arriving from Real Sociedad back in July 2014.

Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann in action with Malaga’s Luis Hernandez.

The report suggests Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has identified Frenchman Griezmann, who has a release clause of £89m, as a long-term replacement for current forward Suarez, who has found the back of the net three times in 11 games so far this term.

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