Atletico Madrid are in advanced negotiations to sign Gremio striker and Brazil international Everton Soares, report Radio Marca.
The 23-year-old was top scorer for his nation in this summer’s Copa America tournament and indeed he netted in the final victory over Peru.
Indeed, Everton has netted 58 goals in his career at Gremio and his fine performances earned him a prominent spot in this summer’s squad for their successful tournament.
It is claimed by the report that Atleti are optimistic they can tie down a deal for the forward and are prepared to wait until January – the end of the campaign in Brazil – to sign their man permanently.
It has been a summer of renovation at Los Rojiblancos with the attack reinforced with the club record €126m arrival of Joao Felix from Benfica, who has come in to replace Antoine Griezmann.
Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata are the two primary striking options for Diego Simeone’s side.