Atletico Madrid saw off competition from Everton to sign Hertha Berlin attacker Matheus Cunha.
That's according to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
He told the Here We Go Podcast: “They were trying to hijack the deal with Atletico Madrid because Atletico Madrid had this deal for Cunha in place for days and days, but they were not signing because they were waiting for the right moment.
“And in this two or three days of waiting and seeing what happens, Everton with Rafa Benitez, they were trying to hijack the deal.
“They made a proposal to the player. They had a really serious intention to sign Matheus Cunha. But the player was really happy to join Atletico Madrid."