Atleti still tracking Toulalan

Atletico Madrid are reportedly still looking at picking up Jeremy Toulalan this summer, despite him only recently moving to Monaco.

The capital club were known to be pursuing the Frenchman this summer and were believed at one stage to have reached agreement with the player.

However, Malaga agreed a transfer with Monaco, who completed the midfielder’s transfer in early July for a fee believed to be in the region of €5m plus add-ons.

In spite of this and the player already featuring in the prinicipality outfit’s opening two League games, Atleti are reported by AS as still looking at the 29-year-old.

It is understood that in light of a strong working relationship built through the transfer of Radamel Falcao, Los Colchoneros have asked of the possibility of picking up Toulalan.

Whilst it is believed that at a sporting level the Ligue 1 side are reluctant to sell, a deal may be reached, providing Atleti pay up the €5m fee they were prepared to hand over to Malaga for the player earlier this summer and that Monaco are believed to have eventually paid.

Toulalan suggested in a recent interview in France that part of the reason for his move to the principality was Malaga’s reluctance to sell to another team in La Liga, ‘especially Atletico Madrid, who are playing in the Champions League’.

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