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Atletico Madrid discuss the possibility of signing Real Madrid legend with super-agent



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Heading into the new season, Atletico Madrid seem to be understaffed in the forward department. While Joao Felix and Antoine Griezmann are arguably two confirmed starters, there is a void in the central striker position.

Luis Suarez left the club last month concluding his two-year stint at the club. While Alvaro Morata is technically still an Atletico player, his disputes with the manager point to a certain departure. As it stands, Matheus Cunha seems to be the only option available at Simeone’s disposal.

According to The Times Atletico Madrid are weighing up whether to make a bid for Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

Relevo also corroborates these claims stating that Jorge Mendes and Atletico have discussed a possible move for the 37-year-old. The Portuguese legend is not seen as an option for now, but his signing is also not ruled out by the club’s offices.

Ronaldo’s history with Real Madrid is indeed a big obstacle in his signing. The veteran striker won 15 trophies during his stint with Los Blancos and engraved his name in the club’s history by breaking record after record. It would undoubtedly be difficult to fathom him joining Atletico Madrid at this stage of his career.

The 37-year-old has told Manchester United that he wants to leave the club in the summer and play for a team in the Champions League. Moreover, he has not travelled with Erik Ten Hag’s side for their pre-season to Australia.

In recent weeks, his agent has offered his services to Chelsea, PSG and Bayern Munich amongst other top European clubs. However, there has been no interest recorded from any of the parties.

In 30 Premier League appearances for Manchester United last season, Ronaldo scored 18 goals and provided three assists. He also scored six goals in just seven Champions League appearances.

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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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