Barcelona gave away a 3-0 lead to suffer a 4-3 aggregate defeat at the hands of Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final.

After the European disappointment, the La Liga winners have already started preparing for next season.

Antoine Griezmann had an opportunity to join the Catalan club last summer, but the forward turned down the chance and decided to continue at Atletico Madrid.

Since the last international break in March, reports linking the France international with the Blaugrana have resurfaced and three days ago, Mundo Deportivo reported the Camp Nou leaders will give the ‘green light’ for the 28-year-old’s transfer.

Cadena Ser’s Manu Carreño has brought the latest update about the World Cup winner’s future.

He explains that sources from Diego Simeone’s side assume the attacker will make a switch to Barcelona and even people ‘very close’ to the player believe Griezmann could join Ernesto Valverde’s side in the summer.

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For this reason, Atletico leaders have scheduled a meeting with their star this week and Los Rojiblancos chiefs want Griezmann to tell them to their face if he has closed a deal with Barcelona.

His release clause will drop down from €200m to €120m from July 1st.