ALTETICO MADRID boss Diego Simeone apparently tried to poach Alvaro Morata from rivals Real DURING the derby.
TV cameras spotted the Argentinian chief having a word with the striker on the touchline.
And Spanish press claim he said “come with me to Atletico” to Morata, 24.
The Spaniard has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu this summer after failing to displace Karim Benzema.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with moves, as well as Inter Milan.
Simeone’s future is also up in the air with persistent reports suggesting that his time in the Spanish capital is up.
Atleti are 10 points behind Real and Barcelona in la Liga and a 3-0 defeat in the latest derby left their Champions League bid in tatters.
Simeone, 47, may believe he has taken Madrid’s second club as far as he can.
The Argie tactician would have no shortage of suitors both in England and elsewhere in Europe if he decided to leave.