Gameiro & Lacazette on Atleti radar?

Atletico Madrid reportedly intend to keep Diego Simeone at the club by bringing in France strikers Kevin Gameiro and Alexandre Lacazette.

According to AS, Atleti consider the likes of Edinson Cavani, Gonzalo Higuain and Diego Costa “unattainable” but still plan to deliver Simeone up to two new strikers in Gameiro and Lacazette, although they will prove difficult deals to conduct.

Gameiro scored 29 goals for Seviilla last season, but his contract does not expire until 2019 and can only be bought out for €40m, while relations between the Andalusians and Atleti are regarded “uneasy”.

Lacazette, meanwhile, also has a contract for another three years, and Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas recently revealed that he rejected a €40m bid from a “big European club” for the attacker.

Although the pair are only named in France’s standby list for Euro 2016, they have spent the last few days training with Didier Deschamps’ 23-man squad.

Atleti are keen to make up for recent striking failures as Mario Mandzukic and Jackson Martinez were shipped off in only the second year of their careers at the Vicente Calderon.

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