GUNNERS MAKE SURPRISE ANTOINE GRIEZMANN APPROACH

Arsenal have contacted Barcelona about a deal for Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.

The French forward only moved to the Nou Camp last summer in a €120m switch from Atletico Madrid.

However, Griezmann has not found his consistent best for the LaLiga title hopefuls, scoring just eight times.

Tensions at Barca are threatening to boil over with coach Quique Setien’s position described as “untenable” in some quarters. He is at odds with several stars and left Griezmann out his side to face Atletico on Tuesday.

There are also reports of tensions between Griezmann and Lionel Messi. Griezmann’s family have also weighed in on the row.

Multiple reports in Spain claim it all points to a summer exit from the Nou Camp for Griezmann.

Now the Daily Express claims Arsenal are ready to offer Griezmann an escape route.

They claim the Gunners will offer Barca both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi in a straight swap for Griezmann. Aubamayeng has just a year left on his deal and Arsenal will look to move him on should he not sign an extension.

Guendouzi, meanwhile, has fallen out with Mikel Arteta and has been linked with a move elsewhere. The pair at valued at a combined £80m and it’s reported this could tempt Barca into negotiations.