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Atletico Madrid in advanced talks with Nottingham Forest to offload defender – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, Atletico Madrid and Nottingham Forest are in advanced talks over the transfer of defender Felipe in the ongoing transfer window.
The veteran centre-half has fallen out of favour under Diego Simeone at the Civitas Metropolitano this season. The 33-year-old has hardly been called upon by the Atletico Madrid manager, with Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Mario Hermoso, and Reinildo Mandava ahead of him.
An exit for Felipe has been talked about for a while now, with the Rojiblancos holding talks with Wolves over a possible move this month. However, those negotiations led to a dead end, leaving the Brazilian in search of a new club.
That is where Nottingham Forest have seemed to entered the picture. The newly-promoted Premier League club have made a whole host of signings in the summer and in the January window as well.
Forest had already done a deal with Atletico Madrid in the summer, signing Renan Lodi on loan. And, they are now also looking to add another centre-half in their bid to avoid relegation, with Felipe emerging as a target.
The report from Romano states that Steve Cooper’s side are now in advanced negotiations with Atletico Madrid to sign the veteran Brazilian defender.
Should the Colchoneros be successful in their attempt to offload Felipe, they could speed up talks with Leicester City to sign Caglar Soyuncu.
The Turkish international has already agreed to join Atletico Madrid when his contract expires in the summer. But in case the Spanish capital club can get rid of Felipe, they plan to bring forward Soyuncu’s arrival.
However, given that their financial situation is far from ideal, Simeone’s side might also need to offload one more player to accommodate the signing of Soyuncu.
Saul Niguez, who was the hero for Atleti earlier today against Osasuna, has been linked with a move to Valencia. His and Felipe’s exit could create room for the Rojiblancos to rope in Soyuncu.
For now, Felipe could be on his way to the Premier League, with Nottingham Forest in advanced talks to sign him up.
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Atletico Madrid ‘want to fight’ for the signing of €40m Barcelona midfield target
Atletico Madrid are interested in Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat and want to fight for his signing in the summer, according to a report from Javi Gomara of Mundo Deportivo. The 26-year-old is also a transfer target for FC Barcelona and several clubs in the Premier League.
Amrabat burst into the limelight after enjoying a stunning run at the FIFA World Cup 2022, during which he helped Morocco reach the semi-finals. The midfielder was heavily linked with an exit in January, with Barcelona, Atletico and several other clubs linked.
However, a move did not materialise and he remained at Fiorentina. However, with his contract expiring next year, the Moroccan international could be on his way out in the summer, even though the Italian outfit are trying to tie him down with a new contract.
And, as per the report, Atletico Madrid are ready to fight for his signing in the summer. The report states that Amrabat is a player that is very well-liked by the Rojiblancos and would be an important cog in Diego Simeone’s side if they sign him.
Amrabat will be playing at the Civitas Metropolitano tonight, with Atletico’s home ground hosting a friendly between Morocco and Peru. And the Colchoneros dream of making the stadium the 26-year-old’s permanent home from next season.
The report adds that the Moroccan international himself would be ‘delighted’ to join the club. After all, he did speak highly of Simeone and Atleti during the World Cup, when he said:
“He has coached Atletico Madrid for many years. I like his style of play. He has won a lot and I have a lot of respect for him. The players in his team are physically strong and aggressive. I like to play that way.”
Atletico Madrid have been linked with Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos, but hold no interest in him. Instead, they wish to sign a player of Amrabat’s profile and quality. However, the 26-year-old will not come cheap as Fiorentina will demand a €40 million fee for him.
Beyond that, the interest of Barcelona and other clubs in the Premier League would also be a roadblock for the Spanish capital club.