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Atletico Madrid battling Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle for Premier League attacker – report



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Leandro Trossard is sparking quite a lot of interest in the transfer market owing to his performances for Brighton & Hove Albion as well as his contract situation with the Seagulls.

As reported by Diario AS, the Belgian international is attracting attention from Premier League giants Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle United while La Liga bigwigs Atletico Madrid are also in the race to sign the 27-year-old.

The report states that Atleti’s interest in Trossard is not something new, with the Rojiblancos said to be tracking the versatile winger from his time in Belgium, where he starred for KRC Genk.

Since moving to Brighton in 2019, the Belgian international has been one of their best performers in the Premier League and is particularly enjoying a strong start to the ongoing campaign.

In 12 matches this season, Trossard has already produced a tally of seven goals and two assists, which includes a hat-trick against Liverpool and goals versus Chelsea and Manchester City.

With Joao Felix’s future in question and Yannick Carrasco also failing to deliver this season, Atletico Madrid could certainly use a player of Trossard’s ilk. However, they are not alone in pursuit of the former Genk star.

A move to Chelsea has been speculated ever since Graham Potter left Brighton to take charge at Stamford Bridge recently. Arsenal, too, are in the hunt for the 27-year-old while Newcastle United are also said to be keen.

So, it will certainly be difficult for Atletico Madrid to clinch the signing of Trossard. Given that his contract expires at the end of the season, he will be available for free. But the Premier League clubs could offer a much bigger pay packet to the Belgian than Los Colchoneros.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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