Juventus Give Lukewarm Response After Being Offered Barcelona Star

Antoine Griezmann has not fully lived to expectations since moving to Barcelona and could be on his way out after the addition of Sergio Aguero. President Joan Laporta recently proposed the striker to Juventus, which took note and tabled the discussion for a later time, Calciomercato.com reports.

The French attacker was signed by the Blaugrana for €120M and has a very sizeable salary, as he makes €18M per year plus €5M potential add-ons. He has scored 35 goals and provided 16 assists in 99 appearances in Catalunya.

The Bianconeri are currently focusing on adding a midfielder and finalizing the return of Alvaro Morata before moving onto other moves. Griezmann would likely be taken into consideration only if Cristiano Ronaldo or Paulo Dybala, or both, left this summer. The potential departures would free up considerable cash on the wages bill but also open up a massive technical void that would need to be adequately replenished. The Portuguese ace is expected to decide his future after the Euro, while La Joya has a year left on his contract. The return of Massimiliano Allegri is likely to reignite the extension talks.

Laporta reportedly offered to move Le Petite Diable on an initial loan to help out the finances of the Italian side. Barcelona and Juventus have already been involved in some high-level operations in the past, like the swap between Miralem Pjanic and Arthur. They are currently dueling to add Memphis Depay on a free transfer. The Old Lady has put a richer contract on the table, but the Dutch forward has a strong connection with coach Ronald Koeman, Mundo Deportivo informs.