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Atletico Madrid are in very ‘advanced agreement’ with Spanish midfielder



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The 2022 summer transfer window is paramount for Atletico Madrid’s immediate future as the Rojiblancos seek to reinforce their defence, midfield, and attack all in one window.

The idea is to sign high pedigree players for a low fee. However, it seems that Diego Simeone’s side have not only pushed away the competition but also lead the race to sign one of their top targets.

According to reports from Tribuna VCF, the agreement between Atletico Madrid and Carlos Soler is very advanced. However, the two parties have not been in contact for the past two weeks because Los Rojiblancos need to sell players before they are able to sign him.

This comes as massive news for Diego Simeone’s plans for the coming season. The addition of the 25-year-old will bring a spark to the midfield that the likes of Koke and Rodrigo de Paul have failed to bring in recent months.

Soler played 32 games for Valencia last season, scoring 11 goals and providing five assists. In addition to his contributions in carrying the ball forward, he also averaged close to five defensive actions per game.

Barcelona are also interested in signing the midfielder for the coming season, especially given the imminent departure of Frenkie de Jong. The Catalans see him as a direct replacement for the Dutch star but are still behind Atletico in the race.

Needless to say, the Madrid-based side must act fast. A little complacence could reopen the door for Barcelona to swoop in and win the player’s signature.

It is said that Valencia ask for around €20 million for their academy graduate. While that fee is certainly a bargain, the club’s administration will try to negotiate a better offer in the coming days.

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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave



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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.

This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.

Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.

However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.

The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.

And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.

As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.

With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.

Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.

But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.

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