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Atletico Madrid defender wanted by Premier League club, €5 million loan fee proposed

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A recent report from Mundo Deportivo has offered an update on the future of Renan Lodi.

The left-back is one of the few Atletico Madrid players who are facing an uncertain future at the Civitas Metropolitano as we head into the final week of the ongoing summer transfer window.

The report suggests Renan Lodi has become a subject of interest for Nottingham Forest. The Premier League outfit, who have emerged as one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market this summer, are eyeing a loan move for the defender.

Nottingham have brought in no less than 16 new players in the summer. However, it appears coach Steve Cooper is keen on roping in an experienced left-back, despite signing Omar Richards and Harry Toffolo earlier in the summer.

Lodi has been identified as the ideal target, with Nottingham ready to fork out a €5 million loan fee for the defender. The Premier League outfit further want to include an option to sign him permanently at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

Although Lodi has a release clause of €60 million, Atletico Madrid are open to sanctioning the sale of the left-back if they receive a figure of around €40 million.

It remains to be seen if Nottingham Forest are willing to meet an amount that high, but the English outfit are not the only club targeting Lodi in this final week of the transfer market.

As per GOAL, OGC Nice were the other club to have explored the possibility of signing the Atleti left-back on a loan deal. The French giants were even willing to fork out a €4 million fee, but their offer was reportedly rejected by Los Colchoneros.

Lodi was interested in a move to a top club like Juventus in the past, but it appears the left-back may have to settle for a switch to Nottingham Forest if he does want to leave Atletico Madrid in the coming days.

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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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