According to rumours in Belgium, PSV Eindhoven outcast Zakaria Bakkali is set to join Spanish side Atletico Madrid in January.

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bakkali aThe 18-year-old Belgian has no chance of playing time at PSV after the club were angered by the wingers refusal to sign a new deal in Eindhoven, with his current contract up in the summer.

Atletico Madrid tried to purchase Bakkali in the summer, but he refused the deal as he wanted to explore his options with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all linked.

However according to Belgian newspaper RTBF, who claim to have close ties to the family, Bakkali has now agreed to join Atletico Madrid in January, but will then be immediately loaned to French side Lille.

Atletico Madrid are rumoured to be paying around €3 million for the youngster.

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