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Atletico Madrid want to close defender’s sale to English club in next 24-48 hours – Romano
Having already shipped off two players to the Premier League in the form of Matheus Cunha and Joao Felix (loan), Atletico Madrid are aiming to finalise the departure of another of their stars to England in the next couple of days.
Indeed, according to Fabrizio Romano, Los Rojiblancos will be in contact with Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers in the next 24-48 hours to try and close the sale of Felipe.
The Brazilian defender has fallen out of favour at the Civitas Metropolitano this season and is no longer seen as a part of the plans by manager Diego Simeone.
The 33-year-old has played just four times (283 minutes) across all competitions in the ongoing campaign, indicating where he stands in the manager’s scheme of things.
Discussions about a move to Wolves have been taking place for a while now but a breakthrough has not been achieved.
However, the Colchoneros are hoping to get the sale of the former FC Porto defender over the line in the next 24-48 hours, so that they can create room for the arrival of a certain Caglar Soyuncu.
The Leicester City ace will be a free agent in the summer and has already agreed terms to join Atletico Madrid. However, Romano reports that the La Liga giants wish to bring forward his signing to this month itself and will push for an agreement with the Foxes once Felipe’s exit is sealed.
Having agreed a deal to sign Memphis Depay from Barcelona for around €3-4 million, Atletico might look to strike a similar agreement with Leicester City for Soyuncu as well.
However, for that to happen, Felipe’s exit holds the key and the upcoming negotiations with Wolves over the next couple of days will be crucial in that regard.
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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave
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.