Atletico remain insistent upon signing Barcelona full-back

Atletico Madrid remain insistent upon signing Barcelona full-back Nelson Semedo this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Diario Sport cite Diario AS in reporting the information that the Portugal international is at the top of Atleti’s radar and they are negotiating with him in a separate deal from the one which looks set to take Antoine Griezmann to the Camp Nou.

Other reports have linked the right-back to a move to Paris Saint-Germain – while Dani Alves, who has left the capital, may indeed return to the Blaugrana this summer after three years away.

A report in Diario AS last month claimed that Atletico Madrid have identified the Portugal international as the ideal replacement for Juanfran Torres, who is leaving the club this summer on a free transfer.