Manchester United's hope of signing Antoine Griezmann has been dashed after the star forward committed his future to Atletico Madrid by signing a new contract on 23 June, Wednesday.
The France international was a target for new Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese tactician had identified him as a player he needs to bolster his side's attack for the 2016/17 season.
However, the 25-year-old has committed his future to the Champions League finalist and the new deal will keep him at Atletico until 2021.
A statement on Atletico's official website read, "Antoine Griezmann has renewed his contract with our club until the June 30th, 2021. The French striker extends his contractual relationship for one more season with the Atlético de Madrid."
Griezmann expressed his delight after penning down a new deal and has now set his target for the upcoming campaign with his current employers.
"I'm very satisfied, very happy to keep belonging to this family and this project. I want to improve every year, and the club, the coaches and my teammates can help me to reach this goal," Griezmann explained, as quoted by Atletico's official website.
"Personally, I'd like to score more goals, have more time and matches to play, assist more... My goal is always to be better than the last season. At the collective level we are looking for doing better than the last year as well."
Griezmann is currently with France national side in the ongoing European championship in his homeland. Didier Deschamps's side will take on the Republic of Ireland in the Round of 16 clash and they will be hoping to beat them to progress to the quarter-final of the tournament.