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Atletico Madrid winger wants to leave in January, club to demand €40 million for sale

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The upcoming January transfer window promises to be a busy one for Atletico Madrid. The Rojiblancos, under a strenuous financial situation, are looking to offload several players from their squad.

Matheus Cunha is already on his way to Wolves while Felipe could also follow his compatriot to the Molineux. Atletico Madrid are likely to be open to offers for Mario Hermoso as well while Joao Felix is also on his way out amid links to Manchester United and Arsenal.

Now, according to MARCA, another player could be set to bid goodbye to Atletico Madrid in January as winger Yannick Carrasco wants to leave the club.

The Belgian international could have left the Colchoneros last January itself when Newcastle United had come calling but opted to stay.

There was interest from the likes of Tottenham in the summer, but Atletico demanded that his €60 million release clause be paid in full. So, no move materialised then as well.

At the same time, it was reported that Carrasco himself was keen on remaining at the Civitas Metropolitano, with Atletico Madrid ready to hand him a new contract.

But the promise of a new deal has not been fulfilled as of yet, which has seemingly left the Belgian international upset.

So, despite manager Diego Simeone’s affectionate words towards him following Atleti’s Copa del Rey win recently where he scored two goals, Carrasco is unlikely to change his mind.

And as per the report, Atletico Madrid might not stand in the way of an exit and could decide to sell the 29-year-old if an offer of around €40 million comes along for him, which is lesser than what they had sought for him in the summer window.

What now remains to be seen is whether there are any takers for Carrasco in January and if they are willing to meet what Atletico are demanding for his services.

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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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