Spanish outlet Fichajes have claimed that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has ‘fallen in love’ with Newcastle United playmaker Miguel Almiron – but the Father of the Paraguayan ace has ruled out any interest from the La Liga side.

Almiron, 26, joined Newcastle from MLS side Atlanta United in January 2019 and struggled to begin with. However, he is beginning to show some serious form – having a hand in 10 goals in 38 league and cup appearances this season.

Indeed, Almiron has scored eight goals and created two more alongside an attack that also boasts Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton. The versatile attacker has four years on the five-and-a-half-year deal he signed 18 months ago.