Chelsea to fight Liverpool for French starlet

Chelsea are ready to fight Liverpool for French youngster Antoine Griezmann.

The Metro are reporting that the Blues are ready to add even more talent to their strike force, and will make a move for the Frenchman in the coming weeks. Griezmann is currently on holiday after the World cup, where he featured in all 5 of Frances’ fixtures.

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Liverpool have been linked with Griezmann for a few weeks, and became one of the favourites to land him this summer after he refused to sign a new contract at Real Sociedad. After missing out on Alexis Sanchez, the Reds could step up their interest in the 23-year-old ahead of their new season, that includes Champions League football.

But Jose Mourinho is looking to steal Griezmann, who is expected to cost around £20million, despite having plenty of attacking options in his squad. The Blues recently confirmed the signing of Diego Costa, whilst Oscar, Hazard, Willian, Schurrle, Fabregas and Ramires are all expected to feature at Stamford Bridge next season.

Griezmann scored 16 La Liga goals for Real Sociedad last season, but is expected to depart the club this summer, with the Premier League his most likely destination. But Brendan Rodgers is going to have to battle it out with Jose Mourinho to sign the young French star.


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