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Inter Milan reignite interest in exit-linked Atletico Madrid midfielder

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Rodrigo de Paul is one of the few players whose future is undecided at Atletico Madrid. Neither are the management so convinced by his impact as to confirm his stay, nor are they let down to push for his departure.

At the moment, his future seems to be more at Atletico Madrid than away from it though nothing can be said for sure. According to reports from MARCA, de Paul’s future is in jeopardy.

Inter Milan have been fans of the midfielder for a long time now and are said to have revived their interest in the Argentine.

Though Atletico’s initial idea was for him to stay at the club, the market could bring about a 180-degree turn in their transfer plans should the right offer arrive.

De Paul joined Los Rojiblancos in July from Udinese for a €40 million fee. Several European supergiants were said to have been interested in his signing, but the player saw his future under Diego Simeone.

Despite a bright start at his new club, the Argentine quickly fell out of favour and started spending more time on the bench than he would have liked to.

The 27-year-old has only started 22 La Liga games for the red-and-white of Madrid, scoring two goals and providing one assist. He averages 1.4 key passes per game and has created seven big chances.

Defensively, he has not been spectacular either. de Paul averages only 0.5 interceptions, 1.5 tackles, 0.5 clearances, and four duels won per ninety minutes.

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Official: Atletico Madrid squad list to face Getafe

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Atletico Madrid will be aiming to close the gap to third-placed Real Sociedad in the La Liga standings when they lock horns with Getafe on Saturday evening.

After a harrowing defeat to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, Los Rojiblancos returned to winning ways, securing a 1-0 victory over CA Osasuna last weekend.

And Diego Simeone & co. will be aiming to build on that result and cut down the gap to third-placed Sociedad, who are five points clear at this point.

Ahead of the game against Getafe, Simeone has released the Atletico Madrid squad list.

And deadline day signing Matt Doherty makes the cut. The Irish right-back joined from Tottenham Hotspur and could make his debut for the Colchoneros on Saturday evening against the Azulones.

Meanwhile, Stefan Savic is back in the squad after serving out his two-match ban for his sending-off in the game against Barcelona. Another boost for Atletico Madrid sees Marcos Llorente make a comeback after recovering from his injury.

Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata, Angel Correa and January signing Memphis Depay make up the attacking options for Atletico Madrid, along with Yannick Carrasco.

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