Atleti ‘accelerate for Gameiro’

Atletico Madrid have reportedly moved to push through the €41m signing of Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro – and an announcement could be imminent.

According to Marca and transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Atleti’s desperation to sign a No 9 saw them accelerate talks for Gameiro on Friday after they deemed Diego Costa’s return “impossible”.

Sporting director Andrea Berta is said to have handled negotiations while the team have been in Australia for preseason, the newspaper concluding “it is only a matter of time” before the signatures are jotted.

Diario de Sevilla, meanwhile, claims Atleti will pay an initial €32m for the Frenchman, with a further €5m in the way of variables and €4m covering Luciano Vietto’s loan in the opposite direction.

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