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Manchester United offered the chance to sign Atletico Madrid striker – report

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According to a report published by ESPN, Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid.

Erik ten Hag is not satisfied with his options in the attack, and wants a third striker, someone who can present a different profile to Cristiano Ronaldo and Anthony Martial. More specifically, they are looking for a physical presence.

This comes on the back of their failed pursuit to sign Bologna centre-forward Marko Arnautovic. While the Austrian was keen on the move, the demands presented by the Italian giants have pushed United away from any potential move.

Moreover, the United board were also aware of the immense amount of slack they received when the Arnautovic news broke on social media.

The Old Trafford faithful were not too keen on adding the striker, who has history of racist language, to a squad that already has Ronaldo.

Morata was linked with a move to Barcelona in the winter, but the Blaugranes opted for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after learning of the Spaniard’s price tag.

The Atletico striker was then rumoured with a permanent switch to Juventus, but it seems the two parties have failed to reach an agreement on his price tag.

And while Morata has had a rather spectacular restart to life at Atletico, his future is still uncertain. Diego Simeone’s side are yet to register Antoine Griezmann for La Liga, and could be forced to sell if Man United do, indeed, come back with an offer.

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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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