MADRID: Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia from La Liga side Valencia, Spanish media reported on Sunday. Spanish newspapers Marca and AS said French midfielder Kondogbia, 27, was set to have a medical at Atletico on Sunday after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee. Atletico have been given special dispensation to sign Kondogbia by organising body La Liga after Arsenal signed Thomas Partey just before the window closed by activating his 50-million-euro release clause. La Liga’s rules allow clubs who have lost a player after their release clause was triggered to sign another player within a month provided they already play in Spain or are out of contract. Kondogbia looked set to leave Valencia for Atletico before the transfer window shut but eventually stayed at the club, who sold a number of high-profile players in the close season including captain Dani Parejo and Spain forward Rodrigo Moreno.