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Angel Correa has also been linked with Arsenal and Barcelona.
Angel Correa has also been linked with Arsenal and Barcelona.

Atletico Madrid are close to sealing a deal for Argentine starlet Angel Correa, according to directors at player's current club San Lorenzo.

Scout's Notebook: Angel Correa

Correa, 19, has scored 12 goals in 61 games for San Lorenzo, and has been likened to former Atletico and current Manchester City star Sergio Aguero.

Colchoneros boss Diego Simeone has been tracking the young forward for months, and will be hoping to get in ahead of other richer clubs who might be interested in taking a player linked recently with Barcelona, Manchester City and Arsenal.

San Lorenzo president Matias Lammens told TYC Sports, in quotes reported by Marca, that he was travelling to Spain next week to finalise talks.

"I am going to Madrid to seal the transfer," Lammens said. "We want to keep a percentage of a future sale."

Correa's performances have helped his club reach the semifinals of this year's Copa Libertadores, where they face Bolivian club Bolivar over two legs in late July.

San Lorenzo vice-president Marcelo Tinelli told Marca that ideally the youngster would remain with them until their Copa campaign is over.

"We hope that Atletico understand how important it is for San Lorenzo to be able to count on a player to try and win the Copa Libertadores for the first time," Tinelli said.

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