As they wait to find out whether the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will overturn their FIFA transfer ban, Atlético Madrid chiefs are making sure they're ready for the summer window if the body finds in the LaLiga outfit's favour.
Vardy, Alexis to join Atlético?
The Independent says Jamie Vardy and Alexis Sánchez are in Los Colchoneros' sights, with head coach Diego Simeone said to have been "greatly impressed" by the Leicester City striker in the Foxes' Champions League quarter-final against Atlético.
Meanwhile, a report in the Daily Star says ex-Rojiblanco ace Diego Costa is Atleti's number-one target and that the LaLiga side will attempt to convince the Spain international to turn his back on a move to China and return to Madrid.
Simeone wants a striker to play ahead of Griez - Sanchez and Vardy on his list https://t.co/3359PFjiEL— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) 11 May 2017
Costa had been keen on an Atlético reunion last summer, but the deal did not come to fruition and the 28-year-old forward has even indicated that he feels he was left high and dry by the powers that be at the Spanish capital club.
The option of signing Alexis from Arsenal appears complicated as the Chilean also has suitors in Italy and the Premier League itself who can offer him big money - so England's Vardy might well be the most feasible capture of the three.