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Atletico interested in Cedric Soares

Atletico Madrid are interested in Arsenal full-back Cedric Soares as a potential replacement for Kieran Trippier. The 30-year-old is no longer part of coach Mikel Arteta’s plans and wants to leave the club.

ESPN report that Los Colchoneros have drawn up a shortlist to replace Trippier which includes Cesar Azpilicueta, Daniel Wass, Nelson Semedo and Soares.

They also report that Atleti are ‘holding conversations with representatives of the four players’ to see which option is most feasible.

ESPN suggest that the Gunners are reluctant to let Soares go, so soon after loaning Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Roma.

Atletico are yet to make a formal offer for Soares and it’s possible hat a bid could change their minds given Arteta’s desire to strengthen his squad in other areas.