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Inter Milan slap €60 million asking price on Atletico Madrid-linked striker



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One of Atletico Madrid’s biggest problems this season has been in the centre-forward position. Despite the return of Antoine Greizmann, the team has lacked the cutting edge in front of goal.

Luis Suarez no longer has the finishing touch he used to and has not been a regular starter this reason. Matheus Cunha has brought some joy to fans with his exploits in the final third, but there is still the need for an out and out finisher.

Lautaro Martinez has been linked with a move to Diego Simeone’s side for the past few months and would appear to be the perfect candidate. The Argentine has good technique in the final third and an exceptional eye for goal.

According to reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter Milan are open to selling their star this summer if an offer around the €60 million ballpark arrives.

The player is just 24-years-old and could easily play for the next ten years. In today’s inflated transfer market, €60 million could be considered a bargain fee for a player of Martinez’s quality.

The Argentine has started 25 Serie A games for the Nerazzurri this season and has found the back of the net 19 times. In addition, he has also provided five assists and averages a key pass every ninety minutes.

The player recently signed a contract extension with the Italian giants in a deal that sees him in Milan until 2026. Needless to say, his long term contract is the reason for the high price tag attached to him.

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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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