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Atletico Madrid pushing for the signing of 28-year-old Argentine attacker



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Paulo Dybala is set to become one of the most sought-after attackers in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The Juventus playmaker is facing an uncertain future in Turin after the club had brought in Dusan Vlahovic in January. While the Bianconeri remain keen on extending the contract of the Argentine, the player has attracted widespread interest from top clubs across Europe.

A recent report from Fichajes has offered some useful insights on the future of Dybala. Juventus were expected to hold talks with the player and his entourage regarding a contract extension this week, but it appears it has been postponed.

The two parties have been trying to negotiate a new deal since December, but nothing has come to fruition. It has led to speculation regarding the attacker’s future in Turin, with Atletico Madrid among the clubs interested in his services.

The Spanish giants are aware that Dybala could leave Juventus for free at the end of the season. Los Colchoneros have already been in contact with the Argentine’s agents, exploring a possibility of a summer switch to Wanda Metropolitano.

During his time at Juventus, Dybala has had an exemplary record of 112 goals and 48 assists in just 281 competitive appearances. Highly regarded as one of the most gifted strikers in Argentina, the 28-year-old could be a bargain for any European giant next summer.

For Atletico, Dybala could turn out to be an excellent replacement for Joao Felix, who may leave Wanda Metropolitano amid interest from Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

However, Atletico Madrid could face stiff competition in the pursuit of Dybala, who himself has attracted interest from several clubs, including reigning Serie A champions Inter Milan. Barcelona have been in contention to sign the Argentine international as well, so it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the 28-year-old this coming summer.

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Official: Atletico Madrid squad list to face Getafe



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Atletico Madrid will be aiming to close the gap to third-placed Real Sociedad in the La Liga standings when they lock horns with Getafe on Saturday evening.

After a harrowing defeat to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, Los Rojiblancos returned to winning ways, securing a 1-0 victory over CA Osasuna last weekend.

And Diego Simeone & co. will be aiming to build on that result and cut down the gap to third-placed Sociedad, who are five points clear at this point.

Ahead of the game against Getafe, Simeone has released the Atletico Madrid squad list.

And deadline day signing Matt Doherty makes the cut. The Irish right-back joined from Tottenham Hotspur and could make his debut for the Colchoneros on Saturday evening against the Azulones.

Meanwhile, Stefan Savic is back in the squad after serving out his two-match ban for his sending-off in the game against Barcelona. Another boost for Atletico Madrid sees Marcos Llorente make a comeback after recovering from his injury.

Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata, Angel Correa and January signing Memphis Depay make up the attacking options for Atletico Madrid, along with Yannick Carrasco.

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