Could Antoine Griezmann be on his way to the Premier League this summer…
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Liverpool and Chelsea are among a host of Premier League and European teams keeping track of Real Sociedad’s French international winger Antoine Griezmann.
The Daily Mirror has reported that the 23-year-old is still one of Liverpool’s favoured transfer targets this summer, despite the recent arrival of Benfica wide-man Lazar Markovic.
With Reds manager Brendan Rodgers still seeking offensive additions to fill the gap left by the departure of Luis Suarez, Griezmann could yet complete a move to Anfield.
However, Spanish newspaper SPORT reported today that Monaco are targeting the Frenchman as a direct replacement for James Rodriguez, should the Colombian join Real Madrid.
But they also indicated that both Liverpool and Chelsea are keeping tabs on the situation and could move soon, with Sociedad having already said that Griezmann is going nowhere, unless his €30million buyout clause be met.
Liverpool have already recruited Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, as well as Bayer Leverkusen youngster Emre Can this summer, in addition to the signing of Markovic, and are keen to add more fresh faces as they prepare for a return to Champions League football.
Chelsea have also been busy this summer, signing Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas, as well as Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Filipe Luis. They too are still looking for more attacking signings, following the departure of Samuel Eto’o and the imminent exit of Demba Ba.