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Wolves want to sign Atletico Madrid duo in January as ‘package deal’ – report



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Atletico Madrid are planning a rampage sale in January in the hopes of revamping their squad. They have suffered an embarrassing exit from the Champions League, and need to sell players before they can buy anyone.

One of the players linked with an exit was Matheus Cunha, with Wolverhampton Wanderers interested in signing him in January. However, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the situation recently.

The reliable journalist has claimed that Wolves are in talks with Atletico Madrid for both Cunha and Felipe. Both players could be included in the same transfer as a package deal as the Premier League outfit are looking for January reinforcements.

Cunha has often been playing second fiddle to Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata, and Joao Felix this season. He has clocked 11 appearances (two starts) in the league, setting up two assists while scoring none.

Felipe, meanwhile, is struggling on the bench, as well, with just two appearances in La Liga. Diego Simeone has been using him as the sixth-choice centre-back, with even Axel Witsel ahead of him in the pecking order in that position.

Cunha was signed for nearly €26 million by Atletico Madrid in 2021, and will likely fetch nearly €30 million, while it seems unlikely that Felipe will cost anything over €2-5 million as a 33-year-old out-of-favour centre-back.

Atleti are also reportedly ready to negotiate the sale of Joao Felix in January, with his price tag set over €100 million. Chelsea, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing him, but more teams are expected to join the race.

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Atletico Madrid midfielder wanted by three La Liga clubs, salary an issue



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There is no doubt that Atletico Madrid are bracing themselves for a busy summer ahead as they look to address the future of some of their star players. One of them is Saul Niguez, who has fallen out of favour under Diego Simeone and could leave the club.

A recent report from Mundo Deportivo has offered an update on the future of the Spaniard, suggesting that the player has once again become a market attraction.

The versatile star was on loan at Chelsea last season, but his spell at Stamford Bridge was far from ideal, as he featured in less than 500 minutes of league football. He returned to Atletico Madrid in the summer, and even though he wanted to leave the club, a move did not materialise.

Saul was even linked with a move away from Atleti in January. But Valencia, who were interested in him at the time, could not afford the deal, particularly because of the player’s salary and transfer fees.

The report from Mundo Deportivo states that Valencia have retained their interest in the player. But in addition to Los Che, Saul has been targeted by two other Spanish teams in the form of Rayo Vallecano and Sevilla.

Rayo have expressed the desire to sign Saul in the coming season. But they are likely to face economic difficulties in funding a move for the midfielder. The same can be said for Sevilla.

Saul’s current contract at Atletico Madrid expires in 2026, a deal that was agreed when the player was at his peak. But the long contract has now come back to haunt Atleti, as they desperately look to get rid of the Spanish international.

With his suitors likely to face financial trouble in weighing up a move, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Saul in the coming summer.

Saul is not the only Atletico Madrid player facing an uncertain future, with Axel Witsel’s father also hinting at a possible exit recently.

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