Atletico Madrid are eyeing Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo.

El Mundo Deportivo says Atletico see Negredo as a readymade replacement for Chelsea bound Diego Costa.

Negredo has slipped out of City manager Manuel Pellegrini's starting line-up in recent games, but Atletico will struggle to tempt him back to Madrid.

The former Real Madrid striker moved to City only last summer for €20 million from Sevilla.