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AC Milan will look to sign Atletico Madrid winger to replace Rafael Leao – report



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Yannick Carrasco, despite all odds this season for Atletico Madrid, was one of the only constants for Diego Simeone.

The player’s impressive season has earned him interest from several clubs in Europe. Newcastle United have been closely linked with the 28-year-old in recent weeks, but a new contender has now entered the scene.

According to reports from Manu Sainz and Jesus Colino of Diario AS, AC Milan could try to sign Carrasco in the coming transfer window. However, their interest in signing him will become a priority only if Rafael Leao leaves the Italian side.

At the moment, Carrasco is happy at the Wanda Metropolitano and feels needed in the team. Moreover, he is still a starter in the manager’s books, which leaves little room for a possible departure.

The Belgian international has a €60 million release clause on his contract with Los Rojiblancos. His importance to the team’s dynamics means that the club are not willing to part ways with him unless the full amount is paid by any interested party.

While AC Milan would be the more prestigious club to join, Newcastle’s economic muscle is not to be underestimated. Carrasco’s departure may be far from materialising at the moment, but the availability of solid options on the table could spread a cloud of doubt over his future.

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Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in key Atletico Madrid duo



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According to MARCA, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest in signing key Atletico Madrid stars Yannick Carrasco and Jan Oblak and could look to make a move for the duo in the summer.

Tottenham and Atletico have fostered a good working relationship in recent times, with the Rojiblancos signing Sergio Reguilon on loan from the Premier League club in the summer.

Following that, the Colchoneros secured the signing of Matt Doherty in January on a free transfer after Tottenham handed him a letter of freedom so that he can join the La Liga club.

Now, it is being claimed that Tottenham could look to capitalise on it and act on their interest in both Carrasco and Oblak.

Carrasco has been a topic of interest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for some time now. The Lilywhites have even made attempts to sign him in the past but were unable to pull off the transfer.

However, with the 29-year-old reportedly disgruntled at Atletico, a summer exit could be on the cards. Barcelona have secured an option to sign the winger for a fee of €20 million in the summer, but Tottenham could offer more if they are serious about signing him.

Meanwhile, Oblak has also been on the radars of Tottenham for some time. With captain and first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris nearing the end of his career, the north London club have identified the Slovenian ace as a possible replacement for the Frenchman.

Oblak has been a permanent fixture in the lineup at Atletico Madrid for close to a decade now. But he harbours hopes of playing in the Premier League while he also wishes to challenge for trophies – something that has not happened at Atletico this term or the last season.

It could compel him to consider a move away from the Civitas Metropolitano, and Tottenham would be lying in wait if such a scenario materialises.

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