Outgoing Atletico Madrid star, Antoine Griezmann told Diego Simeone's side that he wants to play alongside Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi at Nou Camp.
This claim was made by respected Spanish journalist, Robert Gomez.
Recall that Griezmann is set to join Barcelona this summer's transfer window after confirming on Tuesday that will leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season.
But Gomez claimed that the 2018 World Cup winner told Atletico Madrid's hierarchy that he cannot tell Messi no.
"Griezmann hinted at the directors of Atletico de Madrid that he has done it with a team," Gomez was quoted by Express UK as saying.
"And it's going to be Barca. They do not communicate now because now they would have to pay 200 million euros, but it's going to be a long month and a half for the azulgrana.
"The only thing that has transpired from the meeting between Griezmann, Gil Marin, Diego Simeone and Andrea Berta is that Griezmann literally said 'I cannot tell Leo [Messi] no.
"So there was contact between Messi and the French."