Antoine Griezmann says he will stay at Atletico Madrid next season as it would be a “dirty move” to leave the club after their transfer ban was upheld.

The 26-year-old forward had been linked with a move to Manchester United, before their interest in him cooled.

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Atletico’s appeal against a transfer ban for breaching Fifa rules over the signing of minors was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

“It’s a hard time for the club,” Griezmann told French television.

The France international told Telefoot he had decided to stay at the Spanish side after discussion with his sporting advisor Eric Olhats.

“It would be a dirty move to leave now – we talked to the leaders and we will be back for next season,” he added.