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Atletico Madrid willing to sign Bayern Munich midfielder – report

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Barcelona and Real Madrid’s transfer plans are no secret heading into the June transfer window. Los Blancos eye Kylian Mbappe, while the Blaugranas seem determined to sign a new striker and reinforce the centre-back and left-back positions.

However, Atletico Madrid’s plans are not clear. Los Rojiblancos have been linked with a plethora of players of different profiles. Yet, no link has been strong enough so as to consider the interest genuine.

According to reports from the reliable Christian Falk (h/t Atleti Francia), the Madrid-based club currently eye Bayern Munich’s Marcel Sabitzer as a possible signing in the summer.

The Austrian international plays as an attacking midfielder. Though he prefers to be deployed on the left side of midfield, Sabitzer is dynamic enough to adapt to a central role as well.

This season, the 28-year-old had started only seven league games for Bayern Munich despite appearing in 24. He has played an average of just 37 minutes per league game.

In his 900 minutes, the Austrian has scored one goal, created four big chances, and missed two. However, what could make him a misfit for Simeone’s system is the fact that Sabitzer’s defensive contribution is very minimal, a crime in Atletico Madrid’s philosophy.

Bayern Munich are said to be demanding €15 million for Sabitzer’s transfer. While the fee is not a problem for Los Rojiblancos, they will have to reinvestigate his profile and ensure that the player will fit into the team.

Moreover, the club will have to finalize some departures in the attacking department before signing the Austrian.

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Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in key Atletico Madrid duo

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According to MARCA, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest in signing key Atletico Madrid stars Yannick Carrasco and Jan Oblak and could look to make a move for the duo in the summer.

Tottenham and Atletico have fostered a good working relationship in recent times, with the Rojiblancos signing Sergio Reguilon on loan from the Premier League club in the summer.

Following that, the Colchoneros secured the signing of Matt Doherty in January on a free transfer after Tottenham handed him a letter of freedom so that he can join the La Liga club.

Now, it is being claimed that Tottenham could look to capitalise on it and act on their interest in both Carrasco and Oblak.

Carrasco has been a topic of interest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for some time now. The Lilywhites have even made attempts to sign him in the past but were unable to pull off the transfer.

However, with the 29-year-old reportedly disgruntled at Atletico, a summer exit could be on the cards. Barcelona have secured an option to sign the winger for a fee of €20 million in the summer, but Tottenham could offer more if they are serious about signing him.

Meanwhile, Oblak has also been on the radars of Tottenham for some time. With captain and first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris nearing the end of his career, the north London club have identified the Slovenian ace as a possible replacement for the Frenchman.

Oblak has been a permanent fixture in the lineup at Atletico Madrid for close to a decade now. But he harbours hopes of playing in the Premier League while he also wishes to challenge for trophies – something that has not happened at Atletico this term or the last season.

It could compel him to consider a move away from the Civitas Metropolitano, and Tottenham would be lying in wait if such a scenario materialises.

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