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Athletic Club could lose out on Berchiche after Atleti personal terms agreed

Yuri Berchiche is said to have agreed personal terms with both Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

New Athletic boss Eduardo Berizzo has been quick to look at several options to bolster his side ahead of the new season and is currently waiting on the confirmation that Yuri Berchiche has been signed from Paris Saint Germain.

The former Sevilla boss is believed to want to add depth to his new team that finished well outside the European places last season – finishing in 16th place, a full 15 points behind Sevilla and believes €20 million for Berchiche is the right option.

However, that hope could not just be that after reports in Spanish media claimed that the PSG defender agreed personal terms with Atleti.

With Berchiche having now agreed terms with both La Liga clubs – the race is on the hold talks over a transfer fee.

Another player in the plans of Berizzo is Mikel Merino of Newcastle United, however, he has been linked with Real Sociedad, who are closer to agreeing a deal.

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Berizzo is now awaiting two calls on those deals and whilst Berchiche is expected to arrive at the New San Mames – a deal for Merino is further away.

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