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Inter Milan keeping tabs on injury-prone Atletico Madrid centre-back – report



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According to David G Medina of MARCA, Inter Milan are keeping tabs on the situation of Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez and would consider a move for him if he becomes available in the summer.

The 28-year-old Uruguayan has been at the club since 2013 when he was signed from Danubio in his homeland. While he has been a regular in the team for a long part of his stint with the Rojiblancos, of late, Gimenez has been struggling with fitness and injury problems.

Just this season, the defender has missed as many as eight matches due to injuries and illness. And according to the report, there are several people within the Atletico Madrid offices who believe that selling Gimenez might be in the best interests of the club.

It is stated that they see him as an unreliable player due to his fitness woes while the club are also in need of making sales in the summer in order to rebuild their squad.

While Gimenez has always wanted to stay at the club, the possibility of Atletico Madrid selling him could become a reality in the summer.

Amidst this, Inter Milan are keeping a close watch on his situation and would consider swooping in if the Colchoneros, their manager Diego Simeone and the player decide that they would part ways in the summer transfer window.

Inter Milan will be needing defensive reinforcements before next season as Milan Skriniar is headed for PSG while there are question marks over the continuity of Stefan de Vrij as well.

Gimenez is contracted with Atletico Madrid until the summer of 2025. Inter Milan have previously signed centre-backs like Diego Godin and Miranda from the Rojiblancos in the past. Whether the 28-year-old joins that list will be interesting to see.

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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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