Mario Hermoso is Atlético Madrid preferred choice to reinforce their defence. 'Los Colchoneros' are trying to cut a deal with Espanyol for the defender but, according to 'Goal', their city rivals Real Madrid are keen to hijack the move.
Mario Hermoso and Nikola Milenkovic are the two names highlighted in Atletico Madrid's agenda by Simeone. El Cholo wants to sign both defender to strengthen a back line which no longer has Diego Godin or Lucas Hernandez.
Espanyol's Mario Hermoso has been heavily linked with a return to Real Madrid in recent weeks, but it seems the defender will only agree to the move if he is given guarantees of a starting berth at the Bernabeu.