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Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Atletico Madrid | Copa del Rey



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Real Madrid will have the chance to register two wins out of two against Atletico Madrid as the two sides lock horns in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals tomorrow night.

Real Madrid still have a fair few key players out injured for the derby against Diego Simeone’s side, including both right-backs in Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez.

Aurelien Tchouameni and Eden Hazard have also been ruled out of the Atletico clash, although the latter was seen training with the team today.

Ancelotti will, however, be able to rely on the services of David Alaba. The Austrian missed the Spanish Super Cup and the subsequent two games due to injury, but has been confirmed as a starter by Ancelotti for tomorrow.

Nacho Fernandez is also in line to start again as a right-back in the absence of Carvajal and Vazquez.

Youngsters Sergio Arribas and Mario Martin have been called up from the reserves, but will, in all probability, start from the bench.

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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave



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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.

This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.

Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.

However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.

The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.

And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.

As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.

With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.

Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.

But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.

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