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PSG eyeing January loan swoop for Atletico Madrid forward, player enticed by the idea



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Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix is said to be enticed by the idea of joining Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in January, reports French news outlet Le Parisien.

Felix, 23, has fallen out of favour under Diego Simeone so much so that he has only played 155 minutes since the September international break. So given the situation at hand, his agent Jorge Mendes is looking for options and PSG have emerged as one.

As quoted by the aforementioned outlet, after missing out on Robert Lewandowski and Gianluca Scamacca in the summer, the team from the French capital is looking to acquire an all-out number 9.

Having watched Felix during his Atletico career, it’s evident that the youngster can occupy the spot. Now, PSG’s idea to sign Felix is to bring the best out of a certain Kylian Mbappe.

For that, the team’s sporting advisor Luis Campos is considering carrying out the operation which potentially involves a loan deal in January.

As far as Atletico Madrid are concerned, the team understand they need a cash cow mostly because the current state of affair is not ideal as they are out of the UEFA Champions League and have also missed out on the Europa League spot.

Given his age and experience, Felix remains Atletico’s biggest bet to bring in heavy funds.

For PSG, Felix’s arrival would ideally ease up the pressure on the current attacking trident of Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar because Hugo Ekitike is still not settled.

If approached by the French team, it’s hard to see the Portuguese neglecting an offer, but all that remains is how the parties involved would approach the negotiation mostly because PSG are said to be looking for a loan deal in January.

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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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