Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid are reportedly keen to offload French attacker Antoine Griezmann in their quest to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United this summer.

This is according to the report from The Times which stated that Atletico Madrid must offload a big salary earner like Antoine Griezmann before they think about the possibility of signing Ronaldo who wants to leave Manchester United this summer in search of Champions League football.

It has been reported in the media that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is ready to welcome Ronaldo into his squad this summer, but the financial aspect could prove to be tricky for the Spaniards. Five-time Ballond'or winner Ronaldo is one of the highest paid players in the world of football.
All is not well with Ronaldo at Manchester United following his return to the club from Juventus last summer for his second spell. He wants to leave after one season of his second spell due to the failure to qualify for the Champions League at the end of last season. Ronaldo and Manchester United barely took sixth spot ahead of West Ham United thereby qualifying for the Europa League.
For Antoine Griezmann, the Frenchman is halfway into his two-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid as a Barcelona player. However, he's expected to become an Atletico Madrid player once again by obligation at the end of his loan deal with the Spanish team. Atletico Madrid have to pay a compulsory transfer fee of €40m (£34.03m).
Griezmann was on the payroll of Atletico Madrid before he left the club to sign for Barcelona. He returned to Atletico Madrid at the start of last season on loan from Barcelona. Last season, the French international scored eight goals and provided seven assists for Atletico Madrid as he struggled with injury for large parts.