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€35-40 million-rated Atletico Madrid, Arsenal target keen on joining Juventus

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Alexis Mac Allister was one of the key performers for Argentina as they lifted the FIFA World Cup 2022 earlier this month in Qatar. On the back of his displays for his national team, the Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder has become a man in demand in the transfer market.

Indeed, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Daily Mail), Atletico Madrid are among the suitors of the 24-year-old Brighton & Hove Albion star, along with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan and Juventus.

Mac Allister had signed a new contract with Brighton, committing his future to the Premier League side until the summer of 2025.

However, following his exploits in Qatar, where he scored a goal and got an assist in the final against France, the attacking midfielder is very much likely to move on to a bigger club at the next immediate chance.

Atletico Madrid have had their eye on Mac Allister and can do with a player like him considering that the likes of Thomas Lemar and Saul Niguez have been inconsistent and poor this season.

The Argentine ace has scored five goals in 14 Premier League appearances and can provide an additional source of goals for Diego Simeone’s side, who have struggled in the final third this season.

However, as per the aforementioned report, Mac Allister is currently leaning towards joining Juventus. It is stated that the 24-year-old is intrigued by the prospect of playing in Italy and would prefer to move to the Allianz Stadium, putting the Bianconeri in the lead.

This development will come as a blow for Atletico Madrid along with the midfielder’s other suitors. Valued at around €35-40 million, Mac Allister has the possibility to be a good addition to any club he signs for and Juventus could now land the 24-year-old World Cup winner.

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Atletico Madrid competing with Barcelona, Liverpool for 26-year-old midfielder

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Sofyan Amrabat is a player in demand, with the midfielder reportedly a top target for various clubs during the January transfer window, as confirmed by his brother.

However, Atletico Madrid are also keeping tabs on the Moroccan international, with the club said to be interested in bringing him to Wanda Metropolitano.

According to Foot Mercato, Amrabat is keen on moving to La Liga, and Atletico Madrid are one of the clubs that he admires. The midfielder had previously praised Atleti boss Diego Simeone, further fueling speculation of a potential move to the Spanish capital.

Atletico Madrid’s interest in Amrabat comes in the midst of uncertainty over the future of Axel Witsel.

The Fiorentina star could be a possible replacement for the Belgian midfielder, whose contract at the club expires at the end of the season, with his father hinting at a possible exit.

However, Atleti would face competition from Barcelona in the pursuit of Amrabat, who appears to be prioritising a move to Camp Nou. The Moroccan international could potentially become an excellent alternative for Barça’s top target, Martin Zubimendi.

However, Fiorentina is unlikely to let the midfielder go cheaply, and Barcelona would have to sort out their economic situation to afford him.

That is where Atletico Madrid might look to get ahead of the Catalans. Although the Spanish giants are also struggling with finances, they may still be able to swoop in and secure the services of the Fiorentina star come the end of the season.

It is too early to deduce anything just yet. A lot will be uncovered as we enter the final phase of the season. Amrabat himself will be keen on making a definitive decision on his future, as he looks to take the next step in his career.

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