Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone has admitted that key central defender Diego Godin could opt to leave the La Liga club in the summer.
The 32-year-old Uruguay international is out of contract at the end of the season, with talks over a new deal having seemingly hit the buffers.
Inter Milan are reported to be the club leading the chase for Godin, who has also been linked with both Juventus and Manchester United.
And Simeone accepts that there is little he can do to influence the situation, as he told the Spanish media: "Both Atleti and the player are seeking the best solution for all parties. The club and Godin know what I think about this.
"If he does remain with us, it'll be because it's best for him and the club."
Godin joined Atleti in the summer of 2010 from Villarreal and has since racked up well over 350 appearances in all competitions for Los Rojiblancos, helping them success in La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Europa League.
He also helped Atleti reach the Champions League final in both 2014 and 2016, where they lost out to city rivals Real Madrid.
Godin scored in the first of those two finals, with Sergio Ramos equalising deep into injury time, before Real netted three more in extra-time to run out 4-1 winners.
He is also the joint highest-capped player for Uruguay, having made 125 appearances, the same number of Maxi Pereira.
Uruguay can be backed at 40/1 to win the 2022 World Cup, with Brazil 6/1 and Argentina 10/1.
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