Atletico Madrid wrapping up loan deal for Barcelona's Motta

Atletico Madrid are wrapping up the signing of Barcelona midfielder Thiago Motta today.

The Brazilian will sign on a season-long loan after Atletico agreed to pay his £1.6 million Barcelona salary in exchange for a fee being waved.

Motta will be signed permanently by Atletico should he impress this season. He arrives as a direct replacement for Premiership-bound Peter Luccin.

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