Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is willing to allow Arsenal target Alessio Cerci to leave in January.
The Italy winger has been linked with Arsenal in the Madrid press, as he is clearly unhappy with the lack of game time he has been receiving.
And Simeone opened the door by admitting he is ready to do some January business.
As quoted on the Daily Star website, he said: “It is not easy. We have so many internationals in the squad. I am the Coach and at the moment unfortunately I am not giving Alessio the time he deserves, but I have to look at what is best for the team.
“Could Cerci leave in January? You’d have to ask the sporting directors, as they are the ones who work in this area.”
Last week, Simeone also discussed Cerci’s situation.
“I read in the newspapers that Manchester United, Inter and Arsenal want Cerci and I haven’t given him the chance to play, so evidently we are a great team.”