Leo Franco And Gregory Coupet Close To Atletico Madrid Exits - Reports

The exits will pave the way for Asenjo to come in at Atletico...
Both Leo Franco and Gregory Coupet look as though they will be leaving Atletico Madrid in the next few weeks, with the the former going to Turkey and the latter returning to France.

The Turkish press report that Leo Franco has been in talks with Galatasaray over the weekend and that he is on the verge of a deal.

The Argentine has been with Atletico for five seasons but has not been offered a new deal this summer and hence will leave on a free transfer.

Similarly, Coupet will leave the club at the end of his current contract and his move to Paris St-Germain is "imminent" according to L'Equipe.

It is thought that the veteran will replace Mickael Landreau, who is reportedly wanted by both Toulouse and St-Etienne, but would also like to play in Spain.

As for Atletico, the exits will pave the way for new goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo, who is on the verge of signing from Valladolid, and also youngster David De Gea.

The club are thought to be close to agreeing a deal for Asenjo, but need to finalise how much he will cost and which players they will trade.

James Walker-Roberts, Goal.com