Atletico Madrid boss Digeo Simeone is reportedly interested in bringing Manchester United's Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa to the Vicente Calderon.
Simeone has enjoyed a highly active summer of transfer activity after replacing Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Cortois with the likes of Mario Mandzukic, Jan Oblak and Antoine Griezmann.
It is believed that the Atletico boss is keen to add another attacking midfielder to his squad and sees Kagawa as an alternative to Santi Cazorla, who looks set to stay at Arsenal despite the Spanish champions' interest.
Kagawa hasn't enjoyed the best of times at United since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2012 and may be available at the right price.
Atletico Madrid have signed full-back Cristian Ansaldi on a season-long loan deal from Zenit St Petersburg.
The 27-year-old Argentina international joins the reigning La Liga champions after one season at the Petrovsky Stadium, which followed a five-year stint at their Russian Premier League rivals Rubin Kazan.
Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero said: “Ansaldi is a player who will help us to increase the competitiveness of the group.
“This is a side that can act in both attack and defence and the transfer makes us even more versatile. We are very pleased with this agreement.”
Ansaldi, who began his career at Argentinian side Newell’s Old Boys in 2005, before moving to Rubin Kazan three years later, has been capped three times by Argentina.
The left-back is Diego Simeone’s eighth signing of the summer, and his arrival comes just four days after Los Rojiblancos welcomed France winger Antoine Griezmann to the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who was one of the outstanding performers at the World Cup in Brazil, has completed a move to Malaga.
The 29-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at La Rosaleda after his contract with French side AC Ajaccio, who were relegated from Ligue 1 last season, expired.
Ochoa will replace Willy Caballero as Malaga’s first-choice goalkeeper after the Argentine left Andalucia for Manchester City.
He said: “My focus is to dedicate myself to training, work hard and give 100 per cent.
“I’m very detailed in my work and always try to get the most out of myself for the good of the team and achieve the best results possible in matches.”
Ochoa had spent three seasons with Ajaccio before being chosen as Mexico’s first-choice ‘keeper at the World Cup.