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Manchester United considering move for Atletico Madrid superstar ‘in coming weeks’

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According to Cadena SER, Manchester United are contemplating signing Atletico Madrid superstar Joao Felix. The highly-rated attacker has emerged as one of the top targets for the Premier League giants as they look to shore up their ranks in the attacking unit.

Man United’s search for a new attacker comes in the aftermath of a relatively underwhelming start to the season from most of their attackers. Even stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial and new signing Antony have struggled for form.

It has accentuated the need for fresh faces in the offensive unit, and that is where Joao Felix comes into the fray.

Formerly of SL Benfica, the Atletico Madrid star has not had the best of times since joining Los Colchoneros. He has struggled to find an identity for himself in Diego Simeone’s tactical setup, even though he has racked up 32 goals and 18 assists in 128 matches.

Felix has also fallen behind in the pecking order at Atleti this season, having only mustered five starts in the league so far.

However, with Atletico Madrid bowing out of the UEFA Champions League and even in the UEFA Europa League, there is a strong sense of feeling inside the camp that the club may have to sell a few of their star players in the upcoming January transfer window.

This has put Manchester United on red alert, with the Premier League expected to make a move for the Portuguese international within the coming weeks.

Man United kickstarting the talks with Atleti over Felix could pave the way for the club to finally move on from Ronaldo. As for the Spanish outfit, the Portuguese’s exit could be crucial in helping them generate the funds required, especially after a poor start to the campaign.

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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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