Los Rojiblancos head coach Diego Simeone is set to offload players in the winter transfer window as the club aim to balance their financial situation.
A group stage Champions League exit has hit Simeone’s budget for 2023 with an estimated €30-40m shortfall in revenue as they drop out of Europe’s premier competition.
Brazilian international Matheus Cunha has already completed a switch to Premier League side Wolves and Carrasco could also move on if a suitable offer is received.
Matheus Cunha 🔐✅
Julen Lopetegui confirms that Matheus Cunha will be joining Wolves from January 1st when the transfer window opens. 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/fZ1CaWIyam
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 23, 2022
According to reports from Marca, Atletico are no longer determined to hold out for his full €60m release clause, and will accept offers of €40m.
Premier League duo Newcastle United and Tottenham have been previously linked with a move for the 29-year-old with the former set for a big spending few weeks to bolster their push for European qualification.