Atletico Madrid step up bid for Parma's Cigarini

Atletico Madrid are intensifying their interest in Parma midfielder Luca Cigarini.

Atletico see the Italy U21 international as a cut-price alternative to Werder Bremen midfield schemer Diego and are convinced they can land the youngster for £7 million.

Cigarini's agents have already confirmed interest from Spain and Atletico are stepping up their quest to land the midfielder this week.

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