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Juventus and Atlético to battle for Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo

Nelson Semedo has told Barcelona that he wants to depart the club and become a guaranteed starter somewhere else.

According to Tuttosport, Juventus and Atlético Madrid are the top-two potential destinations for the 25-year-old, who is believed to be available for around €50m.

With João Cancelo rumoured to move to Manchester City this season, Juventus have made a four-man shortlist of potential replacements which also includes Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier, Manchester City’s Danilo, and Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj.

Meanwhile, Atlético have shown a great interest in Semedo to replace Juanfran, who leaves the Wanda Metropolitano after eight years at the club.

Semedo arrived at Barcelona two years ago from Benfica in a move that cost the club €35m and has made a whopping 82 appearances in that time.