Chelsea prepare £40m swoop for sensational forward

GriezmannChelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern haven’t had too much to celebrate this season but they’ve raised their pints after hearing their club is chasing a huge transfer.

The Daily Express state that Chelsea are set to raid Atletico Madrid once again, preparing a mammoth £40m swoop to sign French international Antoine Griezmann.

Chelsea are desperate for more goals after seeing their three strikers, Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao, fail to impress in the campaign so far.

Jose Mourinho wanted to sign the 24-year-old in the summer but was told the French star was not for sale, having arrived from Real Sociedad just 12 months previously.

Griezmann has starred in the Spanish capital since moving from the Basque county but would be open to a move to the Premier League, which would boost his chances of becoming France’s first-choice striking option ahead of Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud and Anthony Martial.

Chelsea fans, is £40m enough to secure Griezmann’s signature? Let us know in the comments below!

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