That's according to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
He told the Here We Go Podcast: “They were trying to hijack the deal with Atletico Madrid because Atletico Madrid had this deal for Cunha in place for days and days, but they were not signing because they were waiting for the right moment.
“They made a proposal to the player. They had a really serious intention to sign Matheus Cunha. But the player was really happy to join Atletico Madrid."
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