Atletico Madrid are reportedly willing to sell star striker Antoine Griezmann this summer to raise funds to buy Benfica’s wonderkid Joao Felix.
Portuguese newspaper Record report that Atletico are ready to cash in on World Cup winner Griezmann and pay Felix’s 120-million-EUR (103-million-GBP) buyout clause.
Griezmann was strongly linked with a move to Barcelona but ended up staying with Atletico, broadcasting his decision on a TV programme called “The Decision”.
However, Diego Simeone is reportedly happy to part ways with the forward and he sees Portuguese starlet Felix as the ideal replacement.
Both Manchester clubs have been heavily linked with the teenager, along with Italian champions Juventus.
Felix recently scored a stunning hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League quarter-final.
Griezmann has scored 20 goals in 42 matches in all competitions for Atletico this season but has yet to strike up a real partnership with Alvaro Morata.
Felix has drawn comparisons with a young Cristiano Ronaldo because of his playing style and physical attributes.
Griezmann has scored 25 goals in 69 appearances for the French national team, including a penalty in their World Cup final win over Croatia.