Antoine Griezmann has informed his teammates that he will remain at Barça, according to Spanish journalist Adrian Sanchez.
Furthermore, the club is aware that it is a ploy by the Frenchman to put pressure on Barcelona to facilitate an exit. Barcelona number seven is well aware of the club's financial situation, and the Blaugrana know where Griezmann intends to go if he leaves.
The 30-year-old has made it clear that he only wants to play in La Liga, and specifically for Atlético de Madrid.
With Barcelona desperate to sign Messi back while also allowing Griezmann to leave, such statements only serve to put pressure on the club to allow him to leave.
Koeman has plans for him if he does decide to stay. He was already back in training with the team and is expected to play against Girona this weekend.