Our regulars in the Football Transfer Tavern are swiftly moving over to the bar to hear our La Liga expert explain what Spanish publication AS have claimed about a target of Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
According to the publication, Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann has decided to turn down the chance to make a Premier League switch to instead remain in Spain and join the current champions Atletico Madrid.
This comes as a massive disappointment to the Premier League trio who have all been linked with the £24 million rated French international star – and who were all thought to be considering meeting the asking price for him.
Now they will have to look elsewhere but as one of our punters notes, Diego Simeone is pulling no punches with his summer spending and is making it clear that despite losing a fair few of his star names, more will come in and help defend the title they fought so hard for.
As one of our punters notes, given his performance for France at the World Cup and indeed last season in La Liga, it is no surprise that Atleti are prepared to pay 39 million euros for the winger.
Liverpool fans. Where do you think Brendan Rodgers will turn now you have missed out on the winger? Let us know your thoughts below.