Atletico Madrid Bayer Leverkusen interested in him
While Atletico Madrid are working on offloading Alvaro Morata to Juventus, Santiago Arias is also expected to depart Los Rojiblancos before the end of this transfer window.
His exit is down to the fact that Diego Simeone already has three right-backs at his disposal.
Both Kieran Trippier and Sime Vrsaljko are ahead of Arias in the Argentine coach’s pecking order, but his departure has stalled due to Atletico‘s demands.
Bayer Leverkusen are willing to sign him on loan, yet Los Rojiblancos want to sell him on a permanent basis for nine millions euros.
This is the amount Atletico spent to lure Arias away from PSV Eindhoven two years ago.
Atletico are working on reaching an agreement that will see Arias depart on loan with a mandatory purchase option.
If that doesn’t come to fruition, a move to the Premier League could also be an alternative.