ATLÉTICO MADRID

Atleti to fight it out with Chelsea for Napoli's Ghoulam - report

The €13m-rated left back is currently in contract negotiations with the Italian side but both Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are ready to pounce in January, according to Goal.com. Arsenal-Chelsea live

Faouzi Ghoulam contra la Roma.
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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are interested in signing Faouzi Ghoulam from Napoli, according to Goal.com.

The French-born Algerian, who has 29 caps and five goals for the Algeria national side, is currently negotiating a new contract with the Italian club, however he is also on the radar of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge as well as Atleti coach Diego Simeone.

Faouzi Ghoulam

€13m-rated left back

According to Goal, the Rojiblancos could make a move for the €13m-rated left back in the winter transfer, but any approach could yet be thwarted if the club’s appeal over a FIFA’s transfer sanction proves unsuccessful, with a verdict on the ruling still pending.

Atletico reportedly sent their director of sport to scout the 25-year old in Friday's game against Inter.