Nicolás Otamendi could be set for a return to La Liga in the summer after falling out of favour at Manchester City.
The 31-year-old has played a bit part role at the Etihad Stadium this season, despite playing a vital role in last season's Premier League triumph - where City became the first side in history to reach the 100 points mark.
With John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Vincent Kompany all ahead of him in the pecking order,
a summer move looks likely for Otamendi - and AS claim talks have already begun between the player's agent Jorge Mendes and Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone is looking to put together a new look defensive line and feels Otamendi can be the experienced leader of the pack.
Diego Godin looks set to seal a summer switch to Inter while full-back Lucas Hernandez has already put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Bayern Munich worth a reported £80m.
Simeone knows the Manchester City defender fits the profile of his side and he has previous experience in La Liga. He
The 31-year-old signed a new contract with City in January which runs until 2022, however, after slipping down the pecking order, he will likely seek a way out of Manchester and Atletico have the funds and the luxury of Champions League football to lure him to the