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Atletico Madrid have agreement with Premier League club over January sale of striker – report

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Atletico Madrid are expected to make some major sales in the January transfer window due to their financial situation, which has taken further hit after the club’s exit from European competitions this season.

And according to journalist Miguel Martín Talavera in Carrusel Deportivo, Matheus Cunha is certain to be on his way out of the Civitas Metropolitano as Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with Premier League Wolves over the sale of the Brazilian striker.

Cunha joined Atletico from Hertha BSC in the summer of last year amid great expectations. However, the 23-year-old has been unable to deliver on those, as he has just seven goals in over 50 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side thus far.

The Brazilian forward has found himself behind the likes of Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann and Angel Correa in the pecking order this season, due to which he has started just two out of Atletico Madrid’s 21 matches across all competitions and has not scored a single goal.

With Atletico needing cash injection and Cunha not being seen as an important part of Simeone’s plans, the Rojiblancos have seemingly decided to cut ties with the former Hertha BSC striker in the winter window.

The report states that Los Colchoneros have reached an agreement with Wolves over a January transfer, although the details of the move have not been clarified.

The Premier League club recently appointed a new manager in the form of Julen Lopetegui, who is using his knowledge of La Liga to strengthen his roster, with Cunha likely to arrive at the Molineux in January if everything goes as per plan, according to the report.

Apart from Cunha, fellow forward Joao Felix is also expected to leave the Metropolitano in January, amidst interest from clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea. Los Rojiblancos, for their part, are already looking for attacking reinforcements as they prepare to offload two forwards.

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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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