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Atletico Madrid defender wanted by Premier League club, €5 million loan fee proposed

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A recent report from Mundo Deportivo has offered an update on the future of Renan Lodi.

The left-back is one of the few Atletico Madrid players who are facing an uncertain future at the Civitas Metropolitano as we head into the final week of the ongoing summer transfer window.

The report suggests Renan Lodi has become a subject of interest for Nottingham Forest. The Premier League outfit, who have emerged as one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market this summer, are eyeing a loan move for the defender.

Nottingham have brought in no less than 16 new players in the summer. However, it appears coach Steve Cooper is keen on roping in an experienced left-back, despite signing Omar Richards and Harry Toffolo earlier in the summer.

Lodi has been identified as the ideal target, with Nottingham ready to fork out a €5 million loan fee for the defender. The Premier League outfit further want to include an option to sign him permanently at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

Although Lodi has a release clause of €60 million, Atletico Madrid are open to sanctioning the sale of the left-back if they receive a figure of around €40 million.

It remains to be seen if Nottingham Forest are willing to meet an amount that high, but the English outfit are not the only club targeting Lodi in this final week of the transfer market.

As per GOAL, OGC Nice were the other club to have explored the possibility of signing the Atleti left-back on a loan deal. The French giants were even willing to fork out a €4 million fee, but their offer was reportedly rejected by Los Colchoneros.

Lodi was interested in a move to a top club like Juventus in the past, but it appears the left-back may have to settle for a switch to Nottingham Forest if he does want to leave Atletico Madrid in the coming days.

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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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