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Allegri wants to keep Atletico Madrid striker at Juventus for next season



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Fabrizio Romano has come out with some vital news for Los Rojiblancos in that Juventus are not considering making Morata’s move permanent this summer. Allegri wants to keep the Spaniard at the club but an alternative solution has to be found involving an extension of the loan.

The two clubs are said to be in talks at the moment. What makes the negotiations interesting is the inclusion of Moise Kean in a possible swap deal.

Morata began his career in Real Madrid’s academy before making the jump to the first team in 2013. In the subsequent season, he made the move to Juventus where he provided his services for two seasons.

Then, Morata signed once again for Los Blancos in 2016 before departing for Chelsea just 12 months later.

In 2019, Morata made a controversial and unpopular move to Atletico Madrid on loan and eventually joined Simeone’s side on a permanent transfer in 2020. Now, his future is in the air once again.

The 29-year-old made 26 league starts for Juventus last season, scoring nine goals and providing seven assists. While his impact is undeniable, the signing of Dusan Vlahovic has pushed the Italians away from buying the Spaniard.

Allegri’s side must mandatorily execute Kean’s purchase clause in June. The Italian international’s situation has prompted them to consider a swap deal involving Kean and Morata. While this would work out well for Juventus, it remains to be seen if Simeone is in favour of such a move.

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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave



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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.

This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.

Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.

However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.

The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.

And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.

As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.

With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.

Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.

But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.

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