Arsenal and Manchester United have been given hope in their reported pursuit of Real Sociedad attacker Antoine Griezmann after he denied an agreement to move to Paris Saint Germain is already in place.
The France international has been persistently linked with a move away from the Spanish club after a thrilling season where he has netted 15 league goals, having only been outscored by players playing for clubs battling for the La Liga crown.
With a release clause of €30m in his contract, the 23-year-old is expected to be targeted by a number of clubs across Europe including the Premier League duo. Arsene Wenger recently identified Griezmann as someone his side were following closely while United manage David Moyes was recently in attendance watching over the player as he made his international debut.
Paris Saint Germain's desire to bring more French internationals to the Parc de Princes coupled with their superior spending power fuelled suggestions last month that they had beaten the competition and agreed a deal with Real Sociedad to sign the player this summer.
However Griezmann has again denied such reports, insisting he is only focused on La Real for the time being.
"All the time I am hearing and reading things that I'm thinking about the World Cup or other things, but it's not true. Anyone who knows me knows I am only focused on La Real right now. All I'm thinking about is the game against Celta and helping my team," Griezmann said, Inside Spanish Football report.
"It was just something I wanted to deny, that's all. People can say whatever they want, after that. I know what I want and what I am thinking.
In addition to Moyes making personal trips to watch Griezmann in action, United scout David Friio has also cast an eye over the attacker and spoke highly of the Frenchman.
"Griezmann would clearly bring something. His versatility and technique, in a tournament where the gaps are reduced, are real assets. You can't score 15 goals in a great league without having real qualities," he told L'Equipe last month.