Adil Rami has rejected renewal offers from Valencia, with his representatives having looked to move the central defender to Atlético, according to a source close to the club.
With los Che narrowly missing out on Champions League football for next season on the final round of La Liga, Rami would like to join a side that will be taking part in the elite European tournament.
Atleti officials were very keen on sitting down at the negotiating table to land a deal that would bring the big Frenchman to the Manzanares River bend, particularly considering his current wages of €1 million per year–roughly the same annual salary that Domingo Cisma earns.
Average wages at Atlético are about €1.5 million per year, so los Rojiblancos figured they could lure the 27-year-old to the club with a more lucrative offer.
However, Valencia have set his price tag at €12 million, a figure that Atleti simply cannot afford to meet at the moment–forcing them to reject the proposal.
The player’s representatives are now looking to potential suitors in Italy.