ATLETICO MADRID are targeting Sassuolo star Gianluca Scamacca as a replacement for Luis Suarez, reports suggest.
That is according to ESdiario, who report that Atletico would like to sign Scamacca this summer to bolster their attack and prepare for a potential exit from Suarez.
The star striker's contract runs out in June and Atleti have yet to offer him a new deal, while Aston Villa and former club Ajax are keeping tabs on him.
The Uruguay international is reportedly disgruntled with the lack of communication from the Rojiblancos.
That is why Suarez could be lured into working with former Liverpool team-mate and Villa boss Steven Gerrard in the Midlands, where he would possibly reunite with Philippe Coutinho.
Ajax have already made enquires about their former player, who burst onto the scene in Amsterdam before moving to Anfield in 2011.
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However, both clubs are facing competition from the likes of Inter Milan and Sevilla, who are also monitoring the Uruguayan's situation.
Atletico are thinking ahead and want to make sure a proper successor is found immediately, which is why Scamacca has made manager Diego Simeone's wishlist.
The centre-forward has been enjoying a standout season in Serie A with 13 goals in 28 league matches.
However, luring the Italy international to Madrid won't be easy as Sassuolo are not keen on letting him go just yet.