Griezmann: "I've made a decision, but today isn't the day to talk..."

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Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann confirmed he would announce his future in the coming days.

The Atletico Madrid forward has been heavily linked with Barcelona after a season in which his 29 goals and 15 assists helped the Rojiblancos to a second-placed finish in La Liga and the Europa League title. Barca hope to sign him on July 1, when his release clause drops to €100 million, while Atletico are trying to convince him to stay by offering an improved contract.

And, speaking to TF1's Telefoot, Griezmann said the announcement will be made this week because France's opener is against Australia on June 16.

Barca's public pursuit of Griezmann has angered Atletico, who reported them to Federation Internationale de Football Association in December for making an illegal approach for the player and followed up with a statement in May telling Barca "enough is enough".

"It's good that you're taking an interest", Griezmann said after France's 1-1 friendly draw with the United States.

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"I am in agreement that to win the Champions League again we need to have the best players - Griezmann is one of them", he told Sport.

Griezmann is expected to play a key role in France's bid to win the World Cup for the first time since 1998, with Didier Deschamps' team one of the pre-tournament favourites to go all the way.

Griezmann has been dedicating a lot of time to his decision, and reports claim that he's turned to French teammates while preparing for the World Cup for advice.

The Catalan giants are reportedly awaiting a decision from the France worldwide as to whether he wants to join, having also been offered an improved contract by Atleti.

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