Manchester City are interested in signing Rodri, while Atletico Madrid have already offered the midfielder a new deal.
So far, no decision has been taken yet and earlier today, AS reported the 22-year-old is expected to make a decision on his future this week.
Diego Simeone wants to retain the former Villarreal man and the Spanish newspaper suggested that he is more close to staying with Los Rojibalncos, despite receiving an offer from the Premier League winners.
However, Cope’s latest report on the player strongly contradicts what has been reported by AS earlier today.
They claim the La Liga side will ‘give up’ on Rodri as he is expected to leave Wanda Metropolitano in the summer and his employer are already looking at replacements.
Despite Atletico making an offer to extend his contract, Rodri’s age and quality, coupled with his €70m release clause, have made clubs like the English champions put him on their agenda for next season.
Cope says Atletico have already found a replacement, but no additional details are provided as to who the player is, which is taken as a proof that Rodri will not continue with his current employer.
Even though the report suggests Rodri will not be at the Madrid club next season, there is nothing to indicate that City will be his next destination.