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Manchester United could be offered Atletico Madrid forward in January as Ronaldo replacement

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As per a sensational report from Deportes Cuatro, superagent Jorge Mendes could offer wantaway Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix to Manchester United in the January transfer window as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Things are not going too well for the 37-year-old megastar at Old Trafford, who is in the news after being dropped from the squad by manager Erik ten Hag for refusing to come on as a substitute and leaving the stadium during the game against Tottenham.

Having tried to force an exit during the summer, Ronaldo will once again look to leave Manchester United in the January window. While the Red Devils are believed to be open to letting him go, they are unlikely to do so without signing a replacement.

And that is where superagent Mendes steps in. In order to get Ronaldo out of his predicament at Old Trafford, he could offer another of his clients, Joao Felix, as a replacement to Manchester United.

Like Ronaldo in Manchester, Felix is unhappy in Madrid and is seeking an exit due to his lack of game-time and falling out with manager Diego Simeone. PSG, Bayern Munich and Manchester United are said to have shown an interest in signing the 22-year-old in the winter.

Manchester United have held an interest in Felix since he burst out onto the scenes at SL Benfica. The Red Devils reportedly made attempts to sign the Portuguese international this past summer as well and were supposedly ready to offer as much as €130 million.

And, Mendes might look to take advantage of that and free both of his clients from their respective purgatories. Felix gets to leave Atletico, while Ronaldo would be free to leave Manchester United, who would be getting a replacement for their club legend.

As for Ronaldo’s destination, the 37-year-old was shockingly linked with a move to Atletico Madrid in the summer. But Simeone has ruled out the possibility of such a move materialising. A switch to the MLS could be an option, with Inter Miami FC said to be interested.

Whether Atletico would be open to selling Felix midway through the campaign would be another question, given that they appeared reluctant to do so in the summer.

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Official: Atletico Madrid squad list to face Getafe

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Atletico Madrid will be aiming to close the gap to third-placed Real Sociedad in the La Liga standings when they lock horns with Getafe on Saturday evening.

After a harrowing defeat to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, Los Rojiblancos returned to winning ways, securing a 1-0 victory over CA Osasuna last weekend.

And Diego Simeone & co. will be aiming to build on that result and cut down the gap to third-placed Sociedad, who are five points clear at this point.

Ahead of the game against Getafe, Simeone has released the Atletico Madrid squad list.

And deadline day signing Matt Doherty makes the cut. The Irish right-back joined from Tottenham Hotspur and could make his debut for the Colchoneros on Saturday evening against the Azulones.

Meanwhile, Stefan Savic is back in the squad after serving out his two-match ban for his sending-off in the game against Barcelona. Another boost for Atletico Madrid sees Marcos Llorente make a comeback after recovering from his injury.

Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata, Angel Correa and January signing Memphis Depay make up the attacking options for Atletico Madrid, along with Yannick Carrasco.

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