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Athletico Madrid Ready to Bring in 25 Year Old Defender from Barcelona

The 25-year-old's representatives know of the interest and have reacted positively to it. If they want to follow through, they can seal the deal but they are not lacking offers from Italy or the Premier League.

The Blaugrana are desperately in need of generating transfer funds and freeing up wages this summer if they are to pursue their preferred transfer targets.

Portugal international Semedo has started less than half (36) La Liga matches since his arrival at the Camp Nou in the summer of 2017 and is said to be open to an exit from the Camp Nou.

Semedo has interested Atletico coach Diego Simeone, whose squad is set to undergo a forced overhaul of their own at the back, with the departures of Diego Godin to Inter.

The right-back has been rumoured to be part of the potential exodus at the Camp Nou, but sources confirmed to Goal his sale will not be discussed.

Semedo has emerged as a leading target for the capital giants, who plan to use Barca's interest in Antoine Griezmann in an attempt to secure a deal.

Semedo is set to miss a busy run of games which includes a league game against second-place Atletico Madrid and the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie with Chelsea.

Semedo joined in a €35m deal from Benfica and whilst he is the only natural right-back in Ernesto Valverde’s first-team squad, the versatile Sergi Roberto has often been preferred to him.

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