ATLETICO MADRID are reported to have entered the race to sign Brighton star Leandro Trossard.
The Belgium playmaker has gathered plenty of admirers in the Prem with Chelsea and Arsenal thought to be at the front of the queue to sign him.
But the London rivals might now face some heavyweight competition from Diego Simeone's LaLiga giants.
The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer and the Spaniards are looking into taking him on a free transfer, according to the Mirror.
It looks like there is a good chance Trossard will leave the Amex at the end of the season after he admitted he would move to the right club.
When asked about his future by the BBC, he said: "It’s difficult to say anything about that now and completely depends on which club would come.
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"[It will depend on if] I feel good and things are good on a private level.
"But I also know how good I am at Brighton, also with new coach Roberto De Zerbi it looks promising."
One huge thing in the Blues' favour is the opportunity for Trossard to link-up again with his former Seagulls boss Graham Potter.
But going against them is their jam-packed squad of stars competing for starts – and World Cup-bound Trossard's stated position that he does not want to go somewhere to warm a bench.
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The versatile winger has impressed with goals, assists and creativity at Albion since his arrival from Genk in 2019.
He also has seven caps and three international goals and is determined to be part of the hugely talented Belgian squad who will again be dangerous dark horses at this winter in Qatar.
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