According to reports, the Spanish club are looking to agree on a new deal with Lionel Messi, but they will not be able to afford his contract unless they managed to reduce their wage bill.
The French international is on the chopping block, and he will be offered to Premier League side Chelsea.
The Blues could definitely use a quality forward, and it will be interesting to see if they take up the option to sign Griezmann.
The likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have been quite underwhelming in the attack this past season, and the Blues will have to bring in a top-class goalscorer in order to challenge for the Premier League title.
Griezmann has proven his quality with multiple clubs in the Spanish league, and he has succeeded at the international level with his country.
There is no doubt that he has the quality to succeed in the Premier League. The Frenchman is at the peak of his powers right now, and he could make an immediate impact if he moves to English football this summer.
Griezmann might not be the only player heading out of Barcelona this summer, and the Spanish club will have to offload several of their fringe players in order to reduce their wage bill.
Not only are they struggling to accommodate Messi’s wages, but they are also unable to register new signings, Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, Emerson Royal and Memphis Depay because of a strict La Liga salary cap.
It will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds over the next few weeks.