Transfer news: Antoine Griezmann snubs Chelsea interest and signs one-year contract extension with Atletico Madrid

Chelsea have been dealt a huge blow in their hunt for a new striker after Antoine Griezmann committed his future to Atletico Madrid

The Spanish side were keen to get the 25-year-old to extend his current contract until the summer of 2021 after he bagged an impressive 32 goals in all competitions for Atletico last season.

Speaking exclusively to the club’s website, Griezmann spoke of his happiness to stay at the Vicente Calderon.

“I’m very satisfied, very happy to keep belonging to this family and this project. I want to improve every year, and the club, the coaches and my teammates can help me to reach this goal.

“The club wants to keep the level as high as possible and we have to give everything to continue growing. I hope we can keep this way and continue with this progression” 

Following Atletico’s penalty heartbreak in last season’s Champions League final, the France star had been linked with a move away this summer – with Stamford Bridge rumoured to be a possible destination.

However, incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte will now have to turn his attention elsewhere in his hunt for a new forward.

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