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Juventus looking to re-sign 29-year-old Spanish striker in the summer



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With the striker market completely saturated this transfer window, Alvaro Morata is a reliable option on the market. One who can fit the style of various clubs without compromise.

He would be an excellent fit for Atletico Madrid, who are running short on goals, but the rift between him and Diego Simeone is bigger than ever before.

With the Argentine manager unwilling to accommodate him in his plans for the coming season, Atletico must once again look to ship Morata away from Wanda Metropolitano.

According to reports from Di Marzio, members of Juventus’ administration recently met with the striker’s agents. The Bianconeri are looking to bring the player back to Turin and Morata is said to be keen on engineering a return.

The 29-year-old spent the last two years on loan at Juventus, scoring 20 goals and providing 16 assists. In the recent season, he found the back of the net 11 times in 32 appearances.

However, the story of Morata and Juventus does not end there. The forward played for the Italians for two years before his move to Real Madrid in 2016 too.

His contract in Spain runs until the summer of 2024, meaning he has two more years before he is a free agent. It remains to be seen if the two parties work out a permanent transfer or another loan but the former would be the more preferred solution.

If indeed Morata secures a return to Turin, he will have to compete directly with Dusan Vlahovic for a starting role. Nevertheless, the player would undoubtedly prefer a future at Juventus over staying on the sidelines with Los Rojiblancos.

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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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