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Friday June 7 2019
Porto captain Hector Herrera nearing Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are only missing an official announcement on the signing of FC Porto captain Hector Herrera, report Diario AS.

Herrera joined the Portuguese champions from Pachuca in 2013 for €11m but is into the final month of his contract at the Estadio Dragao.

It is said that the midfielder is already enjoying a holiday in the Spanish capital and is expected to put pen to paper on a five-year contract with Los Rojiblancos.

Italian club Inter had previously 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.

However, it now appears certain that he will be yet another reinforcement for Atleti who completed the signing of his teammate Felipe Monteiro for €20m last month.

The club have also been linked to another Porto star - full-back Alex Telles - as the club look to overhaul their playing squad this summer.

Diego Godin, Juanfran Torres, Antoine Griezmann, Lucas Hernandez and Filipe Luis are among this summer’s expected Atleti departures.

Herrera is expected to be on a long list of summer arrivals for Los Rojiblancos, who are on the lookout for reinforcements.

Football Italia website