Atletico Madrid set to rival Arsenal for Mexican World Cup hero

Arsenal is not alone in the chase for Guillermo Ochoa, as Atletico Madrid are also targeting the Mexican shot-stopper, Daily Star reports.

With Thibaut Courtois set to return back to Chelsea from his loan spell in Madrid, the Spanish side sees the Mexico international as a highly possible replacement.

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The keeper, whose performance against Brazil made him a top target for a number of clubs, is also a huge priority for Arsene Wenger who wants him as competition for Wojciech Szczesny.

Another huge incentive in the chase of Ochoa is that he will be available on a free transfer, having just run out his contract with French side Ajaccio expired.

The South American star has stated his intentions to play in the Champions League and with Arsenal only making the play-offs, he could make the switch instead to Atleti, who are guaranteed a place in Europe’s elite competition.


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