Movistar one of the teams apparently interested in signing Chris Froome, according to reports

Rumours emerged yesterday that the four-time Tour champion could be considering a mid-season transfer

Chris Froome and Alejandro Valverde at the 2016 Tour de France (Getty)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Following rumours that Chris Froome could be considering leaving Ineos as soon as this summer, Spanish media is reporting Movistar are one of the two teams currently talking to the four-time Tour de France champion.

With Froome's contract up at the end of the year, Cycling News revealed the 34-year-old could be considering bringing an end to his 11-year stint with Ineos, formerly Team Sky, with whom he has won four Tour titles.

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