sport news RFEF opens investigation into Barcelona's pursuit of Antoine Griezmann

Spanish Football Federation opens investigation into Barcelona's pursuit of Antoine Griezmann with Atletico Madrid claiming they are still owed £72m for French striker RFEF has launched an investigation into Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann pursuit The Frenchman completed a £108million move to Barcelona earlier this month Atletico claim they should receive a further £72million from their Spanish rivals They believe negotiations between club and player began before July 1 

By Max Winters For Mailonline

Published: 13:50 BST, 20 July 2019 | Updated: 13:50 BST, 20 July 2019

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The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has announced it has launched an investigation into Barcelona's pursuit of Antoine Griezmann.

The Frenchman moved to the Nou Camp earlier this summer for a £108million fee, signing a lucrative five-year contract with the La Liga champions. 

However, Atletico are claiming they are owed a further £72m from the transfer of their star man. It is alleged that negotiations between Griezmann and the Catalan club first took place before his release clause lowered significantly.

The RFEF has launched an investigation into Barcelona's pursuit of Antoine Griezmann

The RFEF has launched an investigation into Barcelona's pursuit of Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann signed a new five-year contract at Atletico last summer and that included a release clause of £180m (€200m). That fee lowered on July 1 to £108m, the price Barcelona eventually paid.

Atletico chose to report their rivals to the Spanish footballing authorities, asking them to have a thorough look through the negotiations.

There has been no official word from the RFEF on the intricacies of their

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