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Ajax coach Erik ten Hag before the match in the Champions League.

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Atletico Madrid are ready to allow Joao Felix’s transfer to a Premier League club in January.

The former Benfica star, who moved to the Spanish capital more than three years ago, has not managed to consistently live up to his potential under Diego Simeone.

Signed for a club-record fee of €126million following the departure of Antoine Griezmann, Felix has lost his place to the Frenchman, who has returned to Madrid after a disappointing spell at Barcelona. The Portuguese talent is now pushing to depart Atletico.

The Spanish outfit are open to letting Felix leave amid interest from Premier League clubs as long as the Financial Fair Play costs of the player’s contract are covered in full, the Daily Record has reported. Atletico are looking for a loan fee of £8m and want Felix’s salary to be paid in full by his next club.

Manchester United are understood to be considering making a move for the Portugal international to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who saw his contract terminated by mutual consent during the World Cup. The decision-makers at Old Trafford weren’t pleased with Ronaldo’s tell-all TV interview with Piers Morgan.

However, the Red Devils face competition from Arsenal for the 23-year-old. Mikel Arteta wants a new forward following Gabriel Jesus’ knee surgery. Discussions with the Premier League leaders are believed to be more advanced at the moment.

The North London side were interested in signing Lisandro Martinez last summer but the Argentina international decided to reunite with his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.