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Atletico Madrid offered a chance to sign Borussia Dortmund mainstay for free



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With Atletico Madrid set to enter the market for a new left-back in the summer, AS is reporting that they have been offered the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund mainstay Raphael Guerreiro for free.

Guerreiro, 29, has been with Dortmund since 2016 and has been a top performer for the German giants over the years, impressing one and all with his attacking contributions from the left flank.

The Portuguese international has had another strong campaign in 2022/23, tallying five goals and 14 assists from 34 matches across all competitions.

However, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, Guerreiro does not seem keen on renewing and looks bound for the exit doors at Signal Iduna Park.

And now, it is being claimed that Atletico Madrid have been offered an opportunity to secure his services on a Bosman deal, which the Rojiblancos are considering.

Reinildo Mandava is currently out injured and will most likely miss the pre-season before the next campaign starts. Meanwhile, there is no guarantee that Yannick Carrasco will stay at the club amidst strong interest from Barcelona.

And with Sergio Reguilon’s loan deal unlikely to be turned into a permanent transfer, Diego Simeone will need a new left-back before the next season kicks off.

Guerreiro, to that end, fits the bill for the Colchoneros as he is an experienced and accomplished star and would be available for free. He is capable of playing as a traditional full-back or as a wing-back and could fit into Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.

Atletico Madrid signed a former Borussia Dortmund player, Axel Witsel, last summer on a free transfer. And it will be interesting to see whether they decide to go down a similar path with Guerreiro and reinforce the left-back slot.

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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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