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Atletico Madrid striker rejects Manchester United – report



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Manchester United’s despicable situation in the transfer market is understandable. The Red Devils have endured a terrible start to their new era under Erik Ten Hag and seem to be in shambles at multiple levels.

The Premier League club lost their opening two league games including a 4-0 thrashing away to Brentford. Several players have rejected United’s approaches this summer, including Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, and there is now a new addition to that list.

According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Matheus Cunha has responded to the proposal from Manchester with a resounding no. Moreover, Atletico Madrid also are said to have communicated that they have no intention of parting ways with the Brazilian.

United were reportedly ready to offer €50 million for the striker’s services, but the Spanish side demanded that the player’s release clause be triggered, a figure believed to be upwards of the proposed fee.

Cunha is happy under Diego Simeone’s management and is willing to fight for a starting spot this season.

Though the Brazilian saw only ten minutes of action against Getafe in the league opener, it is clear that the manager trusts him as he was given Luis Suarez’s #9 jersey ahead of the season.

The youngster joined Atletico Madrid from Hertha Berlin in 2021 for a fee of €26 million. His deal with the Spanish side sees him at Wanda Metropolitano until June 2026.

The 23-year-old scored six goals and provided four years in 29 La Liga appearances last season. Given that the season is long and challenging, there is little doubt that Cunha will see s lot of minutes this campaign.

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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave



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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.

This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.

Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.

However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.

The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.

And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.

As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.

With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.

Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.

But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.

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