Atletico Madrid contact Barcelona for Thiago Motta

Atletico Madrid have made contact with Barcelona over the availability of midfielder Thiago Motta.

With Costinha expected to join Atalanta and Peter Luccin in talks with Birmingham City, Atletico suddenly find themselves short of defensive midfielders and have asked Barca to name their price for Motta.

Barca want at least £2 million for the Brazilian.

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