Atletico are set to sign former Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Jose Sosa until the summer and that will pave the way for Baptistao to seek first-team football elsewhere until the end of the season.

The highly-rated 21-year-old has managed only one league start since his summer move from Rayo Vallecano and manager Diego Simeone is keen for him to continue his short-term development elsewhere.

Baptistao, who scored seven goals last season, already has offers from six clubs, namely Malaga, Real Betis, Rayo Vallecano, Almeria, Villarreal and West Ham