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Atlético zero in on Lemar, willing to let three players leave

Gameiro, Savić and Vrsaljko could make way.

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Atlético Madrid have their sights set on AS Monaco stars Thomas Lemar and Djibril Sidibé. A deal for one, the other or both requires a certain financial flexibility, and that could mean letting some players go. To that end, los rojiblancos are listening to offers for Kévin Gameiro, Stefan Savić and Šime Vrsaljko, according to AS.

There are offers for all three players, with Savić and Vrsaljko thought highly of in Italy. Napoli are interested in the latter and a €25 million deal has been touted. Meanwhile, the club want more from Savic. He has come under criticism after two so-so seasons and Atlético would be willing to offload him for the right price. Gameiro has offers too with Valencia sniffing around, and there are teams in France that would take the veteran striker, too.

Regarding the arrivals lounge, Atlético have even made a bid for Lemar, per Gianluca Di Marzio. What’s more, there’s not a massive discrepancy between asking price and the offer reportedly on the table. If they can sign the highly-rated midfielder, keep Antoine Griezmann and Jan Oblak and land one or two more players, they are in good shape heading into 2018/19.