Atletico Madrid hopes to offload two under performers in the January transfer window, with at least one of them serving as a make good in a loan deal for Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata.
Atleti is without former Chelsea striker Diego Costa, and Diego Simeone sees something he likes in the misfiring Morata.
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But the Atleti boss would need to come up with something additional for Morata aside from a $4 million loan fee, according to several reports.
Would the Blues accept either Nikola Kalinic or Gelson Martins in order to rid themselves of their Spanish striker?
Martins fits the Chelsea profile more, a 23-year-old attack-minded midfielder and winger, as Kalinic at 31 is a season-and-a-half removed from his last double-digit goal campaign.
Martins had 10 goals and nine assists for Sporting Lisbon last season.