Atletico Madrid are furious with Barcelona for ‘tapping up’ Antoine Griezmann and would prefer to sell the Frenchman to Manchester United.

Diego Simeone’s side filed an official complaint to FIFA on Tuesday after Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu met with representatives of the forward to discuss a move to the Nou Camp.

Luis Suarez became the latest Barcelona player to make a public statement about Griezmann this week in what is a clear charm offensive from the Catalans.

Griezmann has an £88million release clause in his contract but Barcelona had hoped to strike a deal for less.