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Atletico Madrid are interested in Pablo Sarabia – report



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If there is one department in Atletico Madrid’s squad that needs urgent attention, it is the forward line. This is because of the age factor for certain players and a drop in form for other forwards.

Luis Suarez has officially played his last game for the Colchoneros, while Antoine Griezmann and Joao Felix are both a shadow of their past self. Moreover, Angel Correa, Thomas Lemar, and Yannick Carrasco are said to be leaving the club this summer.

According to reports from Le Parisien, Diego Simeone’s side are monitoring the situation of Pablo Sarabia. The club are interested in signing the winger and have begun talks with his representatives. Sarabia’s market value stands at €25 million, but the Madrid-based side are keen to cut down that figure.

The 30-year-old joined Paris Saint-Germain from Sevilla in 2019 but started only 26 league games in two and half years in Ligue 1. Subsequently, he was loaned to Sporting CP for one year.

In the Liga Portugal, he started 26 games and recorded 15 goals and six assists during his stay. More recently, he scored for the Spanish international team in successive games against Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

It remains to be seen if PSG are open to selling the star after his impressive loan stint. However, a return to Spain could tempt the player especially given that he will have limited playing time in France.

At Atletico Madrid, he could be the perfect replacement for a departing Thomas Lemar on the wing. Moreover, his versatility and ability to play on both flanks will be a major asset for Simeone’s setup.

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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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