Atletico Madrid set to pursue their interest in Santi Cazorla and Javier Hernandez
Slowly but surely, Atletico Madrid are rebuilding their team for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign. After having defied the odds to break the Real Madrid-Barcelona hegemony at the top of the table to claim the La Liga title, manager Diego Simeone lost two of his stars Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to Chelsea.
It is believed that Simeone wants to bring the Spaniard to strengthen his squad but the question for the Champions Legaue runners up would be whether they have the cash to bring in the player. Simeone has already spent €30m to get Griezmann and Cazorla might just be out of reach for the Madrid outfit.
Atletico are also interested to bring in out of favour Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez to the Vicente Calderon. The Mexican has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and might hardly feature under new manager Louis Van Gaal. Moreover TMW have reported that Simeone recently spoke on the interest in the 26 year old saying, “Everything is possible. We seek players according to our budget.”
Hernandez has also attracted the interest of Italian giants Inter Milan with owner Erik Thohir very much interested to bring the player to the San Siro. Thohir recently said that his team needs a striker and a midfielder to compete for the Serie A title in the coming season. “It s’ obvious that we need to take a midfielder and a striker. But names do not help our strategies.”
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