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Premier League duo front runners to sign Joao Felix

The future of Joao Felix lies away from Atletico Madrid as his exit rumours continue to do rounds.

A departure in January looks likely, as the Portuguese superstar is keen on leaving the capital club as early as he can after falling out with Diego Simeone.

Plenty of European heavyweights such as Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United have expressed their interest in signing Felix.

PSG have been touted as the potential destination for the former Benfica star, but they have no intention of signing him in the winter transfer window.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has denied that there haven’t been any talks with PSG and the Portuguese star’s representatives, further adding that the Ligue 1 giants are only exploring a move for the 23-year-old next summer.

According to a new report from Le10 Sport, Man United and Arsenal are leading the race to sign Felix, and both are in talks to sign with his agent Jorge Mendes regarding a transfer in January.

The report also adds that the transfer battle has reached the final stages and is down to the Premier League duo.

Man Utd attempted to sign Felix last summer before Atletico rejected the English club’s whopping offer of €135 million.

The Red Devils continue to track the Portuguese youngster as they are scouring the market for attacking reinforcements following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Gunners are prioritising a move for a striker in January following the injury of Gabriel Jesus, who will remain sidelined for a few months.

It remains to be seen whether the report regarding Felix is accurate as Atletico are widely believed to have placed a price tag worth around €100m on him.

A loan move looks like the only possibility, and even Atletico are aware that most clubs would struggle to pay such an amount in the middle of the season.

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