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Chelsea have joined Liverpool and Arsenal in the race to sign Real Sociedad star Antoine Griezmann.
Reports claim Jose Mourinho is a keen admirer of the winger, and could lodge a bid to lure the 23-year-old to Stamford Bridge.
The Premier League trio's chances of landing Griezmann have been dealt a major boost, after learning of his refusal to extend his current deal.
The £25m-rated midfield dynamo has two-years remaining on his contract, leaving Sociedad to run the risk of losing their coveted winger for free if they refuse to sell.
The forward has enjoyed an outstanding season for Basque club, netting an incredible 16 La Liga goals, with a further three assists to boot.But despite his sterling performances, Jagoba Arrasate's side failed to secure European qualification finishing an agonising seventh.
Griezmann added to his ever growing list of admirers with accomplished performances in each of France's five World Cup matches.
However, without the lure of Champions League football, Sociedad may have to accept Griezmann's Anoeta Stadium exit.
Leaving Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea locked in a three-way battle to capture the talented youngster.