Atletico Madrid are set to agree a deal with Barcelona to sign Antoine Griezmann on a permanent basis, multiple sources have told ESPN, bringing an end to the stalemate that has seen the France forward start just one LaLiga game this season.

Griezmann, 31, returned to Atletico -- whom he left for Barcelona in a €120 million transfer in 2019 -- on a two-year loan deal in August 2021 after struggling to adapt to life at Camp Nou.

The terms of the loan agreement stated that Atletico would be obliged to pay €40m to sign Griezmann permanently if he played 45 minutes or more in 50% of the matches for which he was available over the two-year period.

Atletico were unwilling to meet that fee, and the club ordered manager Diego Simeone to restrict his use of Griezmann this season in an attempt to force Barcelona to negotiate.