A deal may prove difficult though, with Valencia rating Kondogbia at around €25m.
As reported yesterday, La Liga’s financial controls mean Atletico can only spend 25% of the money they received for Partey.
That gives Atleti just €12.5m to invest in a new midfielder, less than half of Valencia’s valuation for Kondogbia.
Spanish clubs have a 30 day period to sign a replacement when a player’s release clause is paid.
Although Lucas Torreira arrived on loan from Arsenal, his profile is different to that of Partey.
Former Sevilla and Inter midfielder Kondogbia would give Diego Simeone a more like-for-like replacement.
The well-informed Hector Gomez says Kondogbia wants to leave Valencia, who have endured a torrid summer.
He reveals that Leeds also asked about Kondogbia on Monday, but a move to England is now impossible.
Pues sí, Kondogbia también quiere salir del @valenciacf y lo sabe el club. No van a forzar pero quieren irse al @Atleti pero de momento no hay precio por el jugador. Al Leeds le pidieron el lunes 25, al @Atleti no le ponen precio. pic.twitter.com/x4WC9DwcUG
— Héctor Gómez (@Generaldepie_) October 7, 2020