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La Liga club want Atletico Madrid loanee on permanent deal, contacts expected next week

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La Liga side Valencia are keen on signing Atletico Madrid forward Samuel Lino on a permanent deal and plan to make contact with Los Rojiblancos to discuss a possible a deal shortly, reports journalist Carlos Bosch.

Lino joined Atletico Madrid only this past summer, arriving from Portuguese clubs Gil Vicente. The 22-year-old was immediately loaned out to Valencia for the remainder of the season and the young forward has made a solid impression at the Mestalla so far.

Lino has started each of Valencia’s eight La Liga games so far this term and has scored one goal, while his overall game has seemingly made an impression on the management.

So much so that, owner Peter Lim has decided to incorporate Lino’s signing on a permanent basis.

Valencia president Chan Lay Hoon will be arriving in Spain from Singapore tomorrow, following which contacts are expected to be made with Atletico Madrid to explore the possibility of a permanent transfer, as per the report.

It is claimed that Valencia believe that Atletico Madrid are in desperate need of cash inflow. With there being a chance that they could fail to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, Los Colchoneros could face a further financial setback.

And Valencia want to capitalise on the situation by trying to take on Lino’s signing on a permanent basis.

However, it remains an unlikely prospect that Atletico Madrid will sell the Brazilian permanently, given that he is rated very highly within the club.

Los Rojiblancos have Lino tied down to a contract with the club until 2027 and despite Valencia’s interest, it is hard to see Atletico selling the young prospect on a permanent basis even before he has played a single game or them.

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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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