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€35-40 million-rated Atletico Madrid, Arsenal target keen on joining Juventus

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Alexis Mac Allister was one of the key performers for Argentina as they lifted the FIFA World Cup 2022 earlier this month in Qatar. On the back of his displays for his national team, the Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder has become a man in demand in the transfer market.

Indeed, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Daily Mail), Atletico Madrid are among the suitors of the 24-year-old Brighton & Hove Albion star, along with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan and Juventus.

Mac Allister had signed a new contract with Brighton, committing his future to the Premier League side until the summer of 2025.

However, following his exploits in Qatar, where he scored a goal and got an assist in the final against France, the attacking midfielder is very much likely to move on to a bigger club at the next immediate chance.

Atletico Madrid have had their eye on Mac Allister and can do with a player like him considering that the likes of Thomas Lemar and Saul Niguez have been inconsistent and poor this season.

The Argentine ace has scored five goals in 14 Premier League appearances and can provide an additional source of goals for Diego Simeone’s side, who have struggled in the final third this season.

However, as per the aforementioned report, Mac Allister is currently leaning towards joining Juventus. It is stated that the 24-year-old is intrigued by the prospect of playing in Italy and would prefer to move to the Allianz Stadium, putting the Bianconeri in the lead.

This development will come as a blow for Atletico Madrid along with the midfielder’s other suitors. Valued at around €35-40 million, Mac Allister has the possibility to be a good addition to any club he signs for and Juventus could now land the 24-year-old World Cup winner.

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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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