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Matheus Cunha left out of latest Atletico matchday squad amid Wolves transfer rumours

Atletico Madrid are taking on Ponferradina in a friendly match today – and Matheus Cunha has not been included in the matchday squad.

The Spanish side are continuing their preparations ahead of domestic football resuming after the World Cup.

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The tournament ends on Sunday, with one of Argentina, France or Morocco to take home the coveted Jules Rimet trophy.

Lots of clubs have been partaking in friendly matches while the tournament has been on.

Managers have been keen to keep their players ticking over to retain match sharpness.

Atleti are in action today against Ponferradina, who play in the second tier in Spain.

And it has been interesting to note that there is no sign of Cunha in their matchday squad.

It has been widely reported that Wolves have been in talks to sign the Brazilian, with some suggesting that an agreement is close.

Cunha has not been doing full training while this has been going on, instead doing light individual work so as not to risk any kind of injury.

Atleti are keen to sell in order to boost their finances. So they do not want anything to scupper the move.

It is perhaps therefore not all that surprising that he isn’t involved today.

But one man who is in their squad today is the defender Felipe, who Wolves are also keen on.

The 33-year-old is of interest to Wanderers, but is seemingly proving more difficult to land. It’s been reported this week that Wolves are yet to reach an agreement over the player’s salary.

A good sign as Wolves target Matheus Cunha is left out to face Ponferradina

So Cunha is not playing for Atleti today in their match against Ponferradina.

That has to be a sign that something is happening. There have been no reports of any injury.

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Speculation in Spain has been rife that Cunha is close to making a move to Molineux.

And Diego Simeone leaving him out of today’s game would very much indicate that something is in the offing.