Spanish programme Cadena Cope has learned that Atletico Madrid are considering a summer bid for Malaga stopper Martin Demichelis.
With Cata Diaz looking to leave the club, los Colchoneros are hoping to sign another experienced centre-back and Demichelis certainly fits the bill.
The Argentine is set to leave Malaga when his contract expires at the end of the month, although he is believed to be keen on a return to River Plate.
Atletico Madrid officials hope the lure of Champions League football will persuade the Argentine to move to Vicente Calderon instead, especially as they are able to offer him a lucrative contract.
The 32-year-old joined Malaga from Bayern Munich in January 2011, and has since clocked up 84 La Liga appearances and scored 7 goals in the process.
Demichelis has started no less than Champions League matches this term as los Boquerones made it to the quarter-finals of the competition.