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Chelsea offered the chance to sign Atletico Madrid attacking duo in January



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Following Armando Broja’s season-ending injury in a recent friendly match, Chelsea are set to enter the transfer market in January in search of a new forward.

And according to the Evening Standard’s Nizaar Kinsella, the Blues have been offered the chance to sign Atletico Madrid duo Joao Felix and Matheus Cunha.

Both Felix and Cunha are staring at uncertain futures at the Civitas Metropolitano heading into the January transfer window.

In Felix’s case, an exit is pretty much a given, with Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin confirming as much in a recent interview. The Portuguese forward is attracting serious interest from several Premier League clubs, including Arsenal who were said to be leading the race.

However, the 23-year-old has been offered to Chelsea. The report indicates that Felix’s option had arrived on the Blues’ table before Broja’s injury and that they can sign him for a fee of around £86 million.

The Portuguese ace’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has a good relationship with Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly. But signing him would be an expensive proposition while a loan deal would also involve the Blues paying a significant fee and including a permanent purchase clause.

However, Manchester United are also said to be in the running for Felix and could match any offer that comes in for Felix, who has had a falling out with manager Diego Simeone and looks certain to leave.

As for Cunha, he too has emerged as an option for Chelsea, with fellow Premier League clubs Wolves and Leeds United fearing that the Blues could torpedo their attempts to sign the Brazilian striker in January.

The Premier League giants are also looking at other possible options such as Barcelona’s Memphis Depay and Youssoufa Moukoko of Borussia Dortmund.

So, it remains to be seen if they decide to take a punt on either of the Atletico Madrid forwards that have been offered to him or decide to bring in a different player.

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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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