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Wolves want to sign Atletico Madrid duo in January as ‘package deal’ – report

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Atletico Madrid are planning a rampage sale in January in the hopes of revamping their squad. They have suffered an embarrassing exit from the Champions League, and need to sell players before they can buy anyone.

One of the players linked with an exit was Matheus Cunha, with Wolverhampton Wanderers interested in signing him in January. However, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the situation recently.

The reliable journalist has claimed that Wolves are in talks with Atletico Madrid for both Cunha and Felipe. Both players could be included in the same transfer as a package deal as the Premier League outfit are looking for January reinforcements.

Cunha has often been playing second fiddle to Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata, and Joao Felix this season. He has clocked 11 appearances (two starts) in the league, setting up two assists while scoring none.

Felipe, meanwhile, is struggling on the bench, as well, with just two appearances in La Liga. Diego Simeone has been using him as the sixth-choice centre-back, with even Axel Witsel ahead of him in the pecking order in that position.

Cunha was signed for nearly €26 million by Atletico Madrid in 2021, and will likely fetch nearly €30 million, while it seems unlikely that Felipe will cost anything over €2-5 million as a 33-year-old out-of-favour centre-back.

Atleti are also reportedly ready to negotiate the sale of Joao Felix in January, with his price tag set over €100 million. Chelsea, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing him, but more teams are expected to join the race.

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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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