Our friends at But! understand that Saint Etienne’s defensive midfielder Josuha Guilavogui is set to sign for Atletico Madrid. The Spanish side have spent all summer trying to sign a defensive midfielder and it appears they may finally have their wish.
They understand that after rejecting a €10m bid from the Madrid based side, Atletico came back with a €12m offer which has been deemed acceptable by Saint Etienne representatives.
The player has held talks with manager Christophe Galtier to discuss if the player should withdraw from the squad and move or not. The player is currently unsure, but did not take part in training today.
Despite reports, Football News understands that Arsenal have yet to make a formal offer for Josuha Guilavogui but they may be alerted by the alarming rate at which things are developing with Atletico.
We have no confirmation that Josuha Guilavogui has given his seal of approval for this move to Atletico, but we expect to know more shortly.
The proposed deal is expected to have some hefty bonus payments in it, costing Atletico an extra €4m-€5m over time.