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Atletico Madrid table contract offer for soon-to-be-free Real Madrid star



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Dani Ceballos has emerged as one of the rising stars in Spanish football since the turn of the year. After being restricted to a sporadic role in the Real Madrid first-team during the first half of the campaign, the midfielder has enjoyed a brilliant turnaround and has featured in all of the club’s recent matches.

In light of his turnaround, clubs across Europe have been alerted, especially with Ceballos’ contract at Real Madrid expiring at the end of the season.

According to MARCA, Ceballos has become a subject of interest from Real Madrid’s direct rivals Atletico Madrid, who are keen on making the midfielder a part of the club’s first-team setup from next season onwards.

The Colchoneros are understood to have already sent an offer to Ceballos, who will be a free agent this summer.

Other than Atleti, clubs such as Aston Villa and AC Milan have shown the desire to sign the former Arsenal starlet in the coming summer. The player, for his part, is aware of the interest, but he has refused to make a decision on his future just yet.

Ceballos is holding out for a prolonged stay at Real Madrid. The club themselves have shown an interest in offering the midfielder a contract renewal. But they are not prepared to hand him the role of an undisputed starter anytime soon.

Real Madrid only consider Ceballos a good squad player, but whether or not that will be enough to convince the midfielder to stay at Santiago Bernabeu remains to be seen.

The player, though, has refused a move to Aston Villa as he does not want to return to the Premier League, after having spent two years on loan at Arsenal.

Ceballos has not shown any desire to join Milan either as he wants to remain in Spain. This is where Atletico Madrid’s interest in the player gets all the more exciting.

Although the player has made it clear that he wants to continue at Bernabeu, the prospects of regular game-time could prove to be tempting for the Spaniard, especially in his current vein of form.

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Atletico Madrid ‘want to fight’ for the signing of €40m Barcelona midfield target



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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.

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