Atleti, City in huge swap deal

Atletico Madrid and Manchester City are in a huge swap deal as the summer transfer window looms.

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The citizen manager Pep Guardiola have been keeping a closer eye at Atletico Madrid’s midfielder Rodri.

Rodri joined Atletico on a five-year deal from Villarreal last summer and featured prominently as Diego Simeone’s side finished as La Liga runners-up behind Barcelona .

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The Spaniard has identified the 22-year-old as an ideal long-term replacement for Fernandinho but faces competition from both Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

However, According to reports the Premier League club would jump to the front of the queue if they allow forward Jesus to join the Spanish giants in exchange.

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The Madrid club are looking for a replacement for star striker Antoine Griezmann, who will leave the club this summer.

The Brazilian is believed to be top of their summer wish-list after showing interest in him before he signed for the Manchester club.

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Although the club have acquired the services of striker Alvaro Morata to date, Atleti might not likely seek to replace the Frenchman.

The swap deal will see Gabriel Jesus join Atletico Madrid while the latter will be heading to Manchester.