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Atletico Offer Two Players In Bid To Seal Deal For Chelsea’s Morata

Atletico Madrid have offered Nikola Kalinic and Gelson Martins in an attempt to sign Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports.

The Spanish side want to sign the 26-year-old on an initial loan deal (with a €3m loan fee), and can only pay half of the forward’s £120,000 a week wages.

Atletico are aware that the Blues need to find a replacement for Morata so they have decided to propose an offer which would see either Martins or Kalinic moving in the other direction.

Martins joined on a free transfer from Sporting Lisbon in the summer after the player terminated his contract with the Portuguese club following a training ground incident.

Sporting are demanding up to €105m in compensation for the player, but Atletico are looking to offload him now after he failed to nail down a first-team place under manager Diego Simeone.

The 23-year-old has made just four starts in all competitions, making 12 appearances in total.

Kalinic, meanwhile, is also available after failing to perform since his £13m move from Fiorentina in August. The 31-year-old has scored just three times in 17 games for Atletico this campaign.

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