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Atletico Madrid preparing Serie A options as Saul replacements

Atletico Madrid preparing transfers for Marcelo Brozovic and Rodrigo Bentancur as Saul replacements
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La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are set to finally part ways with Saul Niguez, and they are lining up offers for Juventus' Rodrigo Bentancur and Inter's Marcelo Brozovic.

According to a report from Mundo Deportivo (via Calciomercato), both Bentancur and Brozovic are valued at around €50 million, and they are both being monitored very closely by Atletico Madrid.

Brozovic has been a crucial player for Antonio Conte's side this season, starting in several games this season, cementing himself in the midfield with the likes of Nicolo Barella and Roberto Gagliardini.

So far this season, Brozovic has made 26 Serie A appearances, even giving a hand when it comes to attacking returns, scoring a single goal and providing six assists this season.

On the other hand, Bentancur has had a turbulent time with Juventus this season, with the Bianconeri being very inconsistent throughout the whole season, yet he has still been a very important player in Andrea Pirlo's midfield.

The 23-year-old Uruguayan has featured in 26 Serie A games for Juve this season, even registering four assists from defensive midfield.

According to the report, Diego Simeone was the man that recommended the midfielders to the directors of Atletico Madrid.

However, it all depends on whether Saul secures a move away from the club in the summer, with the likes of Manchester United interested in signing him.

Whilst Bentancur and Brozovic seem like very likely targets for Atletico Madrid, it will be a very tough ask for them to tempt Juventus and Inter respectively, into selling their players.


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