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Galatasaray chasing three Atletico Madrid players in January

The Turkish club need to reinforce this winter and according to reports they will start by recruiting three Atletico players

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Galatasaray are considering making a move for three Atletico Madrid players this January according to reports in Turkish daily newspaper Milliyet (with thanks to AS for the translation). The three players the Turkish club are reportedly interested in are Oliver Torres, Saul Niguez and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco.

Galatasaray currently sit in third place in the Turkish Super Lig and are keen on bringing in reinforcements during the current transfer window. It is reported that they would need to part with €39 million euros in order for Atletico Madrid to even consider the deal, however. Milliyet say, "Galatasaray director Mehmet Özbek and sporting director Cenk Ergün were among the spectators at the Vallecas Stadium" and they even go so far as to say that preliminary talks have begun over the signing of the three players.

The only deal that seems in any way likely is a loan move for Oliver Torres but even then, moving to another league in another country is not something that will help Torres' assimilate La Liga. Simeone wants to see if Torres can adapt and become the player the Argentinian believes he can become and by sending him to Turkey it does not seem as though this will speeded that process up.

Atletico are prepping themselves for a transfer ban which could span across the next two transfer windows and to think that players who have been instrumental in Atletico's excellent start to the 2015-16 season will be let go is nothing short of ludicrous.