Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea were given a boost in their battle to sign Real Sociedad star Antoine Griezmann after he moved to publicly deny reports he had agreed a deal to join Paris Saint-Germain.
The France international has garnered much interest after an impressive couple of seasons with the Spanish club and earlier this week it was reported that PSG had made a decisive move in the chase for his signature. This would have come as disappointing news to Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea as all three have been credited with an interest in Griezmann.
However, it now appears as though the race is not over as the 23-year-old denied there was any agreement in place very quickly after the original story emerged.
"I want to clarify that despite rumours of a deal with PSG today, no contact or decisions of this type have been considered," he said through his official Twitter account.
Arsenal were linked with a £25million move for Griezmann earlier this month as manager Arsene Wenger plans for a summer of recruitment. The Emirates Stadium club have seen their Premier League title hopes falter after a thrashing at Chelsea on Saturday and a draw with Swansea City last night, so the Gunners' boss is expected to make the most of what it reportedly a sizeable summer transfer kitty.
Chelsea are also reportedly in the race for the France-born youngster with manager Jose Mourinho said to be keen on adding him to his attacking ranks. Signing Griezmann would mean another speedy wide player for the Stamford Bridge boss, who already has the likes of Eden Hazard, Andre Schürrle, Mohamed Salah, and perhaps gives a clue as to his future strategy for the Blues.
Meanwhile, David Moyes is having something of a nightmare in his first season at Manchester United and a move for Griezmann was mooted as a possible part of a summer spending spree. Grizemann would provide some much-needed pace and precision in the wide areas, one of the many parts of the Old Trafford squad that needs redress.