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Inter Milan could swoop in for Diego Simeone amid Atletico Madrid uncertainty
According to Italian publication Corriere della Serra, Inter Milan could look to swoop in for Diego Simeone at the end of the season amid uncertainty surrounding his future at Atletico Madrid.
Simeone has been at Atletico Madrid for almost 12 years and has taken the club to great heights, winning several titles and trophies along the way.
However, things have not been going all too well for El Cholo and the Rojiblancos this season, as they crashed out of the UEFA Champions League at the group stages while also failing to qualify for the Europa League.
There is a feeling that the partnership might have reached the end of the cycle, with reports in suggesting that Simeone has decided to leave Atletico at the end of the season and has already informed CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin of his decision.
Should that happen, Inter Milan could be lying in wait to make a move and appoint Simeone as their manager in the summer.
The Nerazzurri currently have Simone Inzaghi as their head coach but things have not been going all too well under the Italian this term as they are ten points behind Serie A leaders Napoli. So, there could be a possibility of making a change at the end of the season.
And Simeone, who represented Inter Milan as a player in the past, and has previously admitted that he dreams of returning to the club as a manager.
That dream could become a reality in the summer, if he does indeed decide to move on from Atletico Madrid.
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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.