Atletico eye Palop swoop
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The club are looking for a replacement for Argentine German Burgos whose contract at the Vicente Calderon expires next summer.
While Los Rojiblancos have not ruled out extending Burgos' stay with the club, boss Gregorio Manzano is keen to strengthen the goalkeeping department regardless.
Palop is second-choice to Santiago Canizares at Valencia, but is widely regarded as one of Spain's most reliable custodians.
The 30-year-old former Villarreal shot-stopper has made clear his frustration at continually playing second-fiddle to Canizares, and the chance to become number one at Atletico could appeal.
Los rojiblancos might choose to move for Palop during the January transfer window, but if not they seem sure to firm up their interest with a view to luring him to Madrid at the end of the campaign.