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Atletico Madrid ready to accept €90 million from Chelsea for Joao Felix – report
According to a report published by The Athletic, Atletico Madrid are ready to accept a figure of around €90 million for Joao Felix from Chelsea in the summer.
The Portuguese international was bought from Benfica for around €130 million in the summer of 2019 after Antoine Griezmann left to join Barcelona for €120 million.
However, his stint across three and a half years has been far from impressive, as he failed to hit double-digit goals in any season. Eventually, due to off-field issues with Diego Simeone, Felix had to leave Atletico Madrid in the summer.
He seems to have won over Chelsea fans quickly despite receiving a straight red card on his debut against Fulham. Since then, Felix has been a constant in the starting lineups for Chelsea, having registered one goal – against West Ham – across eight appearances.
The Blues are also impressed with his progress and do not mind bringing him on a permanent transfer in the summer. They have also reportedly brought in Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig, who will join permanently in the summer.
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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.