Chelsea would have no problems meeting the reported €60 million release clause for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.
French news source, Le 10 Sport says Mourinho is aware of the pressing need to strengthen his front-line, despite Chelsea’s Premier League title win over the weekend, and would have no qualms shelling out such a large figure to secure the Frenchman’s services.
Griezmann only signed for Atletico Madrid last summer from fellow La Liga side Real Sociedad, and in his debut season has managed to score 22 goals in 34 league appearances – the third highest in the division only behind Messi and Ronaldo.
After such stellar season, there were reports last week that Griezmann’s representatives could attempt to renegotiate his terms but as the Daily Express reported, with Atletico already paying him significantly high wages they are reluctant to go much higher.
That could open the door for Chelsea who it’s been said realise they need to purchase adequate competition for Diego Costa this summer after a season of having to handle his continual hamstring injuries and extended periods on the sidelines.