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Atletico Madrid to trump Arsenal, Leicester for Roque Mesa thanks to FIFA

The race for Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa is intensifying.

The 27 year-old is being scouted by several Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Leicester City this season.

Atletico Madrid are also keen after losing Augusto Fernandez to a serious knee injury.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone is a big fan of Mesa and believes his energetic style would fit well in his system.

And Atletico could have an advantage on their English rivals as they've applied to FIFA to be allowed to make a replacement signing after Augusto's injury. Top of their shopping list is Mesa.

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