It was no secret that Atletico had been looking for attacking reinforcements, as the club reluctantly sold both Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in February, well after the transfer window had closed in LaLiga.
Listen to the latest episode of Soccer Republic Extra or subscribe on iTunes.
FC Barcelona transfer target Antoine Griezmann has reportedly made a massive decision regarding his future, amid rumours the Atletico Madrid man could soon team up with superstar Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou.
The France worldwide - who has spent three seasons with Monaco since arriving from Caen - is in Russian Federation for the World Cup.
SGSpanish journalist Pedro Morata came up with a sneaky to ask Griezmann about his future
The forward has been expected to confirm his future before the World Cup and said Saturday that was still the case.
Lemar played down a move ahead of setting off for the World Cup saying: "There's no news".
Last summer came his most recent extension, when he added another year to take him up to 2022.
France coach Didier Deschamps prohibits players from undergoing negotiations during tournaments, pushing Griezmann towards making a decision.
Griezmann bagged 29 goals in 49 games for Atletico last term and is regarded by many as one of Europe's most talented forwards.