Atletico Madrid are preparing to file an official complaint to FIFA over Barcelona’s alleged approach for their star man Antoine Griezmann.
It has been reported by the Spanish press that Barca’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently met with Griezmann’s parents to discuss a potential move to the Nou Camp.
And, according to AS, Atleti will report the Catalan club for their ‘manoeuvres’ regarding the French star.
Atletico argue that Barcelona are ‘compromising the integrity of the competition’ by attempting to lure Griezmann from their nearest league rivals.
Barca currently sit atop LaLiga, with Atletico six points behind them in second place.
The decision to report the Spanish leaders was made at a shareholder meeting on Monday, despite the apparently strong relationship between Atletico CEO Gil Marin and Barca president Bartomeu.
There is what is described as ‘serious unease’ at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium over Barcelona’s actions.
Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move away from Atletico in recent years having risen to stardom with the LaLiga side, with Manchester United said to have a strong interest in the 26-year-old.
But Barcelona are in pole position to sign him and Spanish sports radio station Onda Cero reported this weekend that a deal between the clubs over Griezmann’s transfer was almost done.
Meanwhile, Barcelona's director of sporting and institutional relations, Guillermo Amor, hinted on Monday that the reports are true and said the Catalan club ‘could be conversations’ with the forward – READ THAT STORY IN FULL HERE!