By FOX Sports Staff
The 27-year-old has been in scintillating form this season as he has scored 18 goals from 23 outings for Galatasaray in the Turkish Superlig.
Moreover, he starred on the continental front as well as the Turkish champions have largely been reliant on Yilmaz's eight goals in the Champions League to reach the quarter-final stage. Yilmaz also scored the only goal against an under-strength Manchester United squad in the group stages to really earn the spotlight on the European radar.
With Atletico bracing themselves for a bid for star forward Radamel Falcao in the summer, they have been actively looking for replacements in recent weeks.
Ali Egesel confirmed that a move to the Vicente Calderon is a possibility as he told AS: "We know that Atletico are interested. Burak knows that they are a big team."
"For him, La Liga is the best competition in the world and Atletico are in the top three."
Moreover, Yilmaz has a supporter in compatriot Arda Turan who has also been talking up the former Fenerbahçe forward's ability.
"Arda Turan has been informing him about the club and is saying some very positive things. But Burak is happy in Istanbul and does not feel any pressure to leave."
Having signed for just €5 million for the Turkish giants last year, Galatasaray could earn a fee many times that amount if Los Rojiblancos are serious in their interest in the coming summer transfer window.
Gala could be eliminated from the Champions League on Tuesday, however, as they are currently down 3-0 against Real Madrid with the second leg set to take place at the