If he went to Atletico, it could be a case of one in and one out at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Diego Simeone admitted that Thomas Lemar could be sold after failing to make the grade.
“Lemar is an important player who hasn’t been able to develop his game but who has characteristics that others don’t have,” he said. “If Lemar can stay or not… we know that agents work in an exemplary way.
“Clubs work in terms of the needs of the clubs. But, as a footballer, every time he has been available, he’s played a lot more than he hasn’t played.
“His characteristics have always excited me. But he hasn’t been able to live up to expectations.”