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Premier League target ready to leave Atletico Madrid if suitors meet his release clause - report

Rodri

Manchester City and Manchester United have both been credited with an interest in the Spain international, who only joined Atleti from Villarreal last summer.

Rodri is demanding a pay rise if he is to stay in the Spanish capital, according to a report in Cadena Cope. (opens in new tab)

Furthermore, he is said to be ready to walk out if his €70 million (around £61 million) release clause is triggered by an interested club after his agent informed the club that the clause would be deposited because the player wants to feel valued.

Bayern Munich and PSG have also been linked with the 22-year-old, who has impressed in 33 La Liga appearances this season.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.