Juventus failed with a last-minute move for Diego Godin, who is now set to join Inter Milan, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Godin, who is at the heart of the Atleti defence had been linked to a large number of clubs in recent weeks, all of which are hoping to take full advantage of his expiring contract – until Inter agreed a deal with the Uruguayan defender.
A two-year deal has been agreed worth €5.5m per season and the option of a third year has also been included, according to various reports – although no official announcement has been made.
With that deal said to be done, further reports are now emerging in Italian press about failed dealings involving Juventus, who made a last ditch move to sign the centre-back.
His departure from the Wanda Metropolitano would see Diego Simeone left with a gaping hole in his back line, whilst Juanfran and Filipe Luis are also free to discuss terms with clubs as his contract also expires this coming June.
Since arriving at Atleti in 2010 from Villarreal, Godin has made 364 appearances in all competitions, helping the Madrid side to a La Liga title, two Europa League titles and a Champions League runners up medal.