Simone Scuffet could be Thibaut Courtois’ long-term replacement at Atletico Madrid, but may be loaned to Granada first.
The Udinese goalkeeper is widely seen as the next Gianluigi Buffon in Italy, and was considered an outside bet for a place in the Azzurri’s World Cup squad this summer.
His miraculous emergence for the Zebrette last term has caught the attention of several of Europe’s top clubs.
But Gazzetta dello Sport believe that it is the Spanish champions who are in pole to land the 18-year-old.
The paper claims that Diego Simeone’s men will be the ones to sign Scuffet, but only if he is allowed to go on loan to Granada for next season.
The Pozzo family own both Udinese and the Andalusian side, and would like to see the teenager play for one of their clubs for at least another campaign.