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Griezmann key to Atletico's Lemar pursuit
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The summer transfer market is set to be a tricky one for Atletico Madrid, sbobetsh who must balance rising debt and infrastructure investments with sealing the signatures of Antoine Griezmann and Thomas Lemar.An image of the pair uploaded onto social networks ahead of France's pre-World Cup game with the United States demonstrated their friendship and Los Rojiblancos know that keeping the striker and signing the Monaco man are intertwined operations.For Griezmann, staving off the advances of Barcelona and putting him to a new contract starts with expressing their ability to build a great team and win trophies.A big part of that is 22-year-old Lemar, who is Atletico's top target for the summer. Los Colchoneros consider their relationship with Monaco to be excellent having traded Radamel Falcao and Yannick Carrasco in recent years, sbobetsh  and the Ligue 1 outfit are also open to selling their best players, as seen with Fabinho's exit to Liverpool.Of course, Atleti are not the only team interested in Lemar and will face competition from the likes of Chelsea for a deal surpassing 50 million euros.And that is the other side of the issue for Diego Simeone's team, as the cost of building Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and the fact that the land containing Estadio Vicente Calderon hasn't been sold yet, mean their budget is stretched.There is worry within the club that pulling off such a purchase before the market has matured may not be the wisest move, and will demand that any major incomings afterwards be based off player sales.The objectives are clear: renew Griezmann and sign Lemar, but with the striker yet to play ball and his international colleague far from a done deal, Atleti are choosing their next step carefully. sbobetsh

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