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Atletico Madrid could accept a loan offer from Man United for Spanish forward



Just over 48 hours remain for Atletico Madrid to get their La Liga campaign underway for the new season. Yet, significant doubts remain around the futures of some of their key players.

One such case is that of Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard seemed set to play for Atletico Madrid after resolving his feud with Diego Simeone and completing a successful loan at Juventus. However, the situation seems to have changed in recent days.

According to reports from The Athletic, there is a serious possibility that Morata could sign for Manchester United in the coming days. The two clubs have already been in contact and the transfer could involve a fee of around €35 million.

Los Rojiblancos may accept a move to Old Trafford on loan for their striker. The burden of his wages in such a scenario would fall on the Premier League side’s shoulders.

Morata is no stranger to the English league, having played for Chelsea from 2017 to 2019. In two league seasons for the London-based side, he scored 16 goals and provided six assists.

Last season, he performed at a very high level for Juventus, scoring nine goals and providing seven assists in 35 Serie A appearances. While the Bianconeri were interested in extending his loan, Atletico Madrid refused to negotiate.

Atletico Madrid have just Morata and Matheus Cunha as natural no. 9s in their squad, and the former is expected to take priority given his exceptional pre-season. That said, Atleti are deprived of money, and he could be allowed to leave.

However, the same cannot be said if he moves to Manchester. If Cristiano Ronaldo does not leave the club, the Portuguese international could well be ahead of the Spaniard in the pecking order.

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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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