Atleti close in on Kranevitter

Atletico Madrid are closing in on the signing of River Plate midfielder Matias Kranevitter for a reported €8m.

The 22-year-old has long been linked with Los Colchoneros given their Argentine connection via Diego Simeone, and Marca claims the player regarded as ‘the new Javier Mascherano’ will stay in Buenos Aires on loan until January.

Atleti’s midfield is in need of fresh legs as they are expected to sanction moves away for the likes of Arda Turan and Mario Suarez before next season, while Gabi and Tiago Mendes are approaching the wrong side of 30.

Confirmation of Kranevitter’s transfer could be part of a four-way announcement, with Luciano Vietto, Jackson Martinez and Thiago Motta’s transfers seemingly all but official.

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