Atletico hope to move for the Portugal international once deals are agreed for Villarreal striker Diego Forlan and Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia in the coming days. Quaresma, once of Barcelona, wants to return to Spain and has his heart set on playing for Atletico after agreeing personal terms during January's winter market.

Porto have slapped a £15 million price-tag on Quaresma, however Atletico directors are confident of talking down their valuation.