Atletico Madrid are looming as a likely destination for want-away Inter Milan striker Alvaro Recoba.

The Uruguay international has expressed interest in joining Walter Novellino at Torino, but AS says he has confessed to friends that he'd welcome a move to Atletico this summer.

Recoba's agent, Paco Casal, has a good relationship with Atletico, which would smooth negotiations. The one stumbling block could be Atletico's European bid, with the Madrid giants struggling to clinch a UEFA Cup spot for next season.