Atletico Madrid are eyeing a move for Nottingham Forest defender Murillo as they’re planning a ‘remodelling’ of their defence this summer.

That’s according to AS, who cover the club and why the Nottingham Forest star has ended up on their transfer wish list.

They explain that Atletico are planning to carry out a ‘profound renovation’ of their squad this summer, particularly when it comes to the defence.

Some of the current group will not be part of Diego Simeone’s squad next season, with the likes of Stefan Savic, Mario Hermoso and others set to depart.

Thus, the club want to make moves and fill gaps, focusing on ‘guaranteed’ players and Nottingham Forest’s Murillo is one of the players they have positive reports on.

He’s seen as a guaranteed player now but also as a young footballer with plenty of development left in him who could help cover the losses they’ll have in that area of the team.

He’s currently valued at €22m and has a contract with Nottingham Forest until 2028 so a deal may prove tricky to get done, or at least expensive.

One plus point for Atletico is Nottingham Forest’s financial situation and their recent PSR breach, which may necessitate sales in the summer and give the Spanish side their chance at Murillo.

That remains to be seen and for now he’s just on their list with several others as the plan a ‘remodelling’ of the squad in the coming months.