Atletico close in on Coloccini
By Ariel Hergott
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Rojiblancos look set to make major changes to their playing staff this summer, following their promotion to the top flight - and Coloccini is one of their targets.
The Argentine defender has been superb for Alaves this year, but the temptation to join the Atletico 'revolution' may be too much to resist.
Coloccini is currently on loan at Alaves from Italian owners Milan, who are likely only to lend out the player again.
Talks with agents of the player, and his club have been ongoing for weeks, and they appear to be reaching a conclusion with all parties reportedly happy with the outcome.
At just 20, Coloccini is one of the biggest up-and-coming Argentinian talents in defence, and Milan are well aware that they will make more money by hanging onto the talent.
Any loan deal for the player may also be dependent on the mooted move of Javi Moreno - another Milan man that is wanted by the Spanish club.