Atletico Madrid target Marseille star as Felipe edges closer to Premier League switch

Atletico Madrid could move for Marseille defender Jonathan Clauss as part of a busy end to the transfer window.

Los Rojiblancos are expected to complete deals for new faces and departures in the coming days as Diego Simeone plans for the second half of the season.

Spanish international Saul Niguez has been heavily linked with a move away from the Estadio Metropolitano following interest from La Liga rivals Sevilla and Valencia.

Veteran defender Felipe Monteiro is also looking to move on before the deadline with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirming he is close to joining Premier League side Nottingham Forest.

According to reports from French outlet L’Equipe, Atletico have highlighted versatile Clauss as an option, to cover at full back and in midfield.

The report states Atletico are prepared to step up talks, and increase a previous offer to €12m, with the French international joining on loan initially, before signing permanently in the summer.

Tags Diego Simeone Felipe Monteiro Jonathan Clauss Saul Niguez
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