Atleti eye Rodrigo-Gameiro swap

Atletico Madrid remain keen on a move for Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno this summer with Kevin Gameiro possibly moving the other way, say reports in Spain.

The 27-year-old netted 16 goals in 31 La Liga starts at the Mestalla this season an has been included in Julen Lopetegui’s 23-man Spain squad for the World Cup.

Diario AS now follow up on a report in Cadena Ser which outlined how Atleti are keen to land the Brazilian-born forward, who is second cousin to Thiago and Rafinha Alcantara – both formerly of Barcelona.

AS report that Atleti envisage a three-man attack this season with Rodrigo to partner Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann, despite the latter’s links with a move to Barcelona.

The former Benfica striker, who started his career at Real Madrid and had a spell at Bolton Wanderers, was the second highest Spanish scorer in La Liga this season, behind Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas.

Valencia reportedly value the striker at €60m but the inclusion of French striker Gameiro could significantly reduce any fee involved.

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