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Dembele’s move to Atletico Madrid is in advanced stages

Sun 10 January 2021 | 20:30

Simeone says that they are close to a deal with Moussa Dembele.

Diego Simeone

is almost confident that

Moussa Dembele

will play for

Atletico Madrid

in the near future and says that their negotiations with the player is at the advanced stages.

Dembele has told his club that he wants a new challenge and is probably joining Atletico Madrid on a loan deal with an option to buy.

"It's still not confirmed, but it's very advanced,"

the Atletico coach told reporters ahead of Tuesday's match with Sevilla


"I'm going to turn my head towards the game, which is what interests me, and when there's something [on Dembele], if there is something, I'll give an opinion."

And here is what Simeone said about facing Sevilla after their disrupted training session and having to arrange an extra session:

"With the difficulties we've had, everyone has been at home, We had no option of getting together or leaving the house. We worked at home on Saturday; on Sunday, a group was able to train together.

"There are no excuses. They're circumstances to which we have to adapt. The most important thing will be tomorrow and what happened before will not matter in terms of the criticism and opinions we receive.

"There'll be two training sessions because tomorrow we'll have another one at midday to finish fine-tuning what we have to do, making the most of the fact the game is in the evening.

"[The pitch] is very good. It looks really good, with a normal condition to be able to compete and I'm sure there won't be any difficulty with the surface."

source: SportMob