Antoine Griezmann's lawyer is reportedly set to meet with Barcelona officials as the striker's move to the Nou Camp edges closer towards completion.
Griezmann has informed Atletico Madrid
that he intends to leave this summer after five seasons with the club.
international has previously been linked with interest from Manchester United
, City and PSG
but Barcelona is his destination of choice and it seems likely that he will get his wish to go there.
According to MARCA
, a deal to take Griezmann to Barcelona was agreed some time ago and is set to be signed soon.
Lawyer Sevan Karian is said to be heading to Barcelona this weekend to seal the deal for his client.
Altetico boss Diego Simeone praised his outgoing striker ahead of Saturday's game with Levante. Simeone said at a press conference: 'First of all I am grateful for the footballer we have had.
'I only have words of gratitude for Griezmann. As a person I love him very much.
'When you give everything like Antoine has given us, we are calm. We knew Griezmann's departure was a possibility.'