According to a court filing, the forward is accused of defrauding the state of more than 1 million euros (£900,000) by not declaring payments of more than 5.15m euros (£4.63m) following his move from Chelsea in 2014.
It added that Atletico boss Diego Simeone made the decision because of doubt over when the next transfer window will be held and his team’s lack of left-back options beyond Renan Lodi.
The Brazilian, 31, is almost certain to call time on his Stamford Bridge career, with the club not willing to offer him a length of contract he seems suitable.
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Agreements will also have to be reached with Real Madrid and Southampton, respectively, if Dani Ceballos and Cedric Soares are to maintain their loans at the club.
The 38-year-old Swede pulled up at the end of the session, possibly with a calf muscle problem, according to Gazzetta dello Sport and Sky Sport Italia, among others. There was no immediate comment from the club itself.
Another supporter sarcastically joked: “Hey, you know what would be fun and no pressure… Arsenal away to Man City in a must win game.”
The icon went on to score on his second debut for the club against Leeds in the FA Cup, but then only went on to make three more appearances before heading back to The Big Apple to see out his playing days.
Remaining in London may also be a priority for Willian and the chances of a reunion with Jose Mourinho received a boost when he claimed he has “no problem” with joining one of Chelsea’s rivals.
“Will he be training with the [Arsenal] squad? I guess we’ll have to wait & see what happens in terms of his arrival, his fitness condition, whether Arsenal would want someone who hasn’t been with them until this point training with the main group.”