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Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan have tabled offers for 16-goal Man United target



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Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan have tabled offers for Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram, who is also a transfer target for Manchester United, reports L’Equipe.

Thuram is set to become a free agent this summer with his contract at Gladbach expiring on June 30. The versatile forward has decided not to renew with the Bundesliga outfit and will be on the market, with several top clubs gunning for his signing.

Indeed, as per the report, Manchester United, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, and Inter Milan are all keen on signing Thuram, while an unnamed German club is also in the race.

And, of the aforementioned teams, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and the German club have already tabled contract offers for the 25-year-old, who has scored 16 goals across all competitions this season.

Atletico Madrid’s links to Marcus Thuram are not new. The Rojiblancos have been showing an interest in the French international for a while now and could use a player like him in their ranks amidst Alvaro Morata’s uncertain future.

As such, they have already acted on their interest by sending a contract proposal to Thuram.

The report states that Thuram has not made his decision as of yet and that he has two conditions before he chooses his next club.

Firstly, the team must be challenging for the league title and secondly, they need to be able to compete well in the UEFA Champions League.

Atletico Madrid are all but guaranteed qualification for the Champions League this term, but as far as challenging for the title is concerned, they have fallen off over the past couple of seasons. But it must be remembered that the Colchoneros have been one of the most in-form Spanish teams in the second half of this campaign.

However, with other top clubs like Manchester United, AC Milan, and Inter also in the running, Diego Simeone & co. will need to be swift in their pursuit and convince him to choose them.

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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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