Barça deny report they have already paid Griezmann's €120m buyout clause

French outlet L'Équipe claimed that Barça had paid the clause via a bank transfer

Griezmann no entiende la actitud del Atlético después de las palabras de Bartomeu
Griezmann no entiende la actitud del Atlético después de las palabras de Bartomeu | AFP

Sources close to FC Barcelona have denied the story reported this afternoon in L'Equipe which claims the Catalan club has already deposited Antoine Griezmann's €120m buyout clause with LaLiga.

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The transfer is yet to be complete but is expected to go through very soon. L'Equipe claim Barça paid the €120m via a bank transfer and the payment will officially go through on Friday.

Barça have informed SPORT that isn't the case. Barça are still working on the structure of the deal and expect to announce it very soon.

Griezmann remains in Ibiza as he awaits the call to head over to Barcelona and be presented to the media. At the moment nothing official has been confirmed about Griezmann's presentation but it will take place behind closed doors as the Camp Nou pitch is currently being re-laid.

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