Atleti ‘talking’ for Leo

Atletico Madrid are reported as only just beginning negotiations with Rayo Vallecano for Brazilian forward Leo Baptistao.

La Cadena Cope yesterday ran the line that the Madrid teams had agreed a €6m fee for the 20-year-old to switch to the Vicente Calderon at the end of the season, with the player accepting terms on a four-year contract too.

However, Marca believe that this is premature, reporting instead that Atleti officials have confirmed with them that they have yet to close on a deal, but that they are in initial talks with the Franjirrojos.

Baptistao has caught the eye so far this season for Rayo and has been thought on the verge of a switch to Atletico since the start of last month. The youngster has a buyout clause of €8m.

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