Guilherme Siqueira edging towards Atletico Madrid transfer

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Atletico Madrid are closing in on the signing of Granada left-back Guilherme Siqueira, who has also attracted interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.

TalkSPORT reports how the 28-year-old defender has been heavily linked with a move away from Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes this summer, following an impressive season-long loan spell at Benfica in 2013/14.

Jorge Jesus decided against making the Brazilian full-back's switch permanent, but Siqueira is not short of admirers after impressing during his time in Portugal.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been credited with an interest in bringing the player to the Emirates Stadium, despite the fact he is well stocked on the left side of defence with Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal.

Brendan Rodgers has also been keeping tabs on the Granada man's situation in Spain, as he looks to sign a viable replacement for the injury-plagued Jose Enrique at Anfield ahead of the Reds' return to the Champions League next season.

However, Arsenal and Liverpool look set to miss out on the exciting South American star, after Spanish radio station Cadena SER intimated that Diego Simeone is winning the race for Siqueira's signature.

The Argentine head coach is looking to add to his squad off the back of Los Rojiblancos' La Liga title triumph, and with question marks surrounding the future of current left-back Filipe Luis could press ahead with a move for the in-demand Siqueira in the next few weeks.

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