Atletico Madrid close to Porto midfielder Hector Herrera

Atletico Madrid are eyeing up a deal to bring FC Porto captain Hector Herrera to the club on a free transfer this summer, according to reports.

Herrera joined the Portuguese champions from Pachuca in 2013 for €11m but has only three months remaining on his contract at the Estadio Dragao.

Italian club Inter have also been linked to the Mexican international while Real Madrid were said to be interested in a deal when Julen Lopetegui – who coached him at Porto – was boss earlier this season.

Diario AS cite a report from Portuguese outletO Jogo that Inter have given up hope of signing the central midfielder, reportedly due to their belief he has already agreed terms with Atleti.

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