Atlético Madrid have identified Napoli midfielder Allan as possible replacement for Ghana star Thomas Partey.
The Black Stars ace has been linked with a move away from Los Rojiblancos this summer with a host of clubs reportedly jostling for his signature.
English Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester United are believed to be leading the chase with Bayern Munich also closely monitoring the situation.
Partey’s current Atlético Madrid contract runs until 2023 and includes a £42 million buyout clause.
If a move does transpire this summer, Diego Simeone is prepared to reinvest the money to acquire Allan as a long term replacement.