French forward Antoine Griezmann is not expected to feature in Barcelona’s first pre-season friendly on Wednesday evening.

The player continues to be linked with a move away from Barcelona with the club keen to offload some of their highest earners.

As things stand, the Blaugrana are not able to register any new contracts, and they are desperate to keep hold of Lionel Messi while also registering their four new incomings; Griezmann looking likely to leave the club this summer.

According to Diario AS, Griezmann, along with France teammate Clement Lenglet and the Netherlands stars Frenkie De Jong and Memphis all returned to training on Tuesday but only took part in some stretching and conditioning.

The players were given extra time off due to international participation this summer, and there are a number of players, including Aguero and Messi, who will return later.

Those who did return on Tuesday are set to be left out of tonight’s friendly against Gimnastic de Tarragona, and that includes Griezmann.

Griezmann has been linked with both Juventus and Atletico Madrid who are said to be interested in swap deals with Saul and Dybala respectively.


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