Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata made it two goals in two games after he scored for his team during the league win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening.
Former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata scored one of the goals as Atletico Madrid returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Atletico Madrid were forced to a 1-1 draw at home by 10-man Valencia in their last league game and also drew their previous Spanish La Liga game at the home of Real Valladolid (goalless draw).
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The 2013/14 Spanish La Liga champions took the lead through Saul Niguez in the first half of the game off an assist from Angel Correa who started the game ahead of another ex-Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
Morata wrapped up the points for Atletico Madrid just after the hour mark off another assist from the aforementioned Angel Correa.
The former Juventus, Chelsea and Real Madrid player rewarded manager Diego Simeone after he was handed a start due to his performance in the Champions League clash with Bayer Leverkusen in midweek.
Alvaro Morata came on as a second-half substitute to score the winning goal and give his team a 1-0 win over the German Bundesliga club.
Manchester United Consider Atletico Madrid Star As Jadon Sancho Alternative
Atletico Madrid attacker Joao Felix is on the radar of Premier League side Manchester United who are looking for alternatives in the event that they are not able to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
The interest of Manchester United in Joao Felix was confirmed by the Daily Star.
England international Jadon Sancho is the main transfer target for Manchester United this summer. As a matter of fact, the Red Devils’ interest in the player dates back to the start of last season.
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Manchester United were not able to sign the 20-year-old last summer and it seems like the same situation will play out this summer after Borussia Dortmund slammed an asking price of £108m on the player.
The Red Devils have already agreed the agent fees and personal terms for the transfer but it can’t go through if they are not able to agree a transfer fee with Borussia Dortmund.
Joao Felix is seen as an alternative to Jadon Sancho for the Red Devils. Juventus winger Douglas Costa and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale are also alternatives.
Portuguese international Joao Felix, 20, scored nine goals plus three assists in the Spanish La Liga last season. He has five years left on his Atletico Madrid contract having joined the club last summer in a £113m deal.
Is Atletico Madrid forward the right replacement for Jadon Sancho
Emerging reports have claimed that English Premier League club Man United are considering making a move for Atletico Madrid forward as a replacement for Jadon Sancho this summer transfer window.
The Red Devils are not willing to meet the £100 million price set by German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund for the England international winger which means a deal might not happen between the two parties.
Joao Felix is now being considered for a move away from the Spanish La Liga outfit after spending one season with the club. He joined Atletico Madrid in the last summer in a deal worth £113 million.
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It is understood that the Spanish outfit will not mind cashing in from the sale of the player who scored just nine goals and three assists for the club but the Red Devils must be willing to pay a fee close to what is being requested for Jadon Sancho by Borussia Dortmund.
English Premier League giants Man City are reportedly interested in the 20-year-old, who signed a long-term deal with Atletico Madrid but there has not been any concrete offer.
It is now unclear if the Red Devils will be able to meet the asking price of Joao Felix as he will not be available for cheap.
However, Joao Felix is not the only option the Red Devils are currently considering as Juventus star Douglas Costa and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale are also being monitored.
Atletico Madrid midfielder opens up on United’s interest
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has confirmed that English Premier League club Man United were interested in his services and that flattered him.
Unfortunately, the interest in his service has been laid to rest as the Red Devils have already secured the signature of Donny van de Beek from Ajax with a fee of £40 million.
Apparently, he would have given his nod to the Red Devils, despite not admitting that but Saul Niguez confessed to being flattered that a club like Man United asked about his availability.
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The feeling for Saul Niguez became bigger when he heard former players like Rio Ferdinand speak of him in public as a good player. he admitted it was a positive one for him and his work with the Spanish La Liga outfit.
Of course, Saul Niguez is set to stay with Atletico Madrid for another season with the coming of the Dutch midfielder who is highly rated and has bee pictured in training.
With the capture of Donny van de Beek, the Red Devils are now prioritizing the signature of England international winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, with the latest claims that personal terms have been agreed upon while agent fees have also been successfully negotiated
United make transfer gains beating Madrid, Dortmund for Atletico sensation
Man United have been able to make another summer transfer signing by sealing the signature of Atletico Madrid youngster Alejandro Garnacho.
The Red Devils have been able to achieve this feat by defeating Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to his signature.
The 16-year-old started his youth career at Atletico Madrid but will now move ahead to the Old Trafford where he will continue his development. It is not sure if he will start with the first team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or will begin at the youth team.
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Alejandro Garnacho has always stated that his idol was Cristiano Ronaldo and that must have played a big role in luring him to make the Red Devils choice ahead of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
While Real Madrid also had Cristiano Ronaldo in their team before now, their rivalry with Atletico Madrid made it very difficult to strike a deal.
However, Alejandro Garnacho will join Man United on a long-term deal of five years, according to Marca.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils have been doing well to equip their youth rank as they recently brought in Alvaro Fernandez from Madrid and Marc Jurado from Barcelona and they could be given the chance at smaller competitions.
Arsenal’s race for Partey gets tougher with latest developments
The interest in Thomas Partey by the English Premier League outfit Arsenal gets tougher with the latest report that they are no longer alone in the chase of the player.
Spanish outlet, Marca reports that the North London outfit are not any close to sealing a deal with the Atletico Madrid for the Ghanaian international because he is set to extend his stay with the club.
It is understood that the efforts to have him extend his stay at the Wanda Metropolitano is to discourage the Gunners from insisting on his signature as well as a bid to increase his value and fee.
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The latest move by the Spanish La Liga outfit might be instigated by the report that Italian Serie A outfit Juventus are also showing interest in Thomas Partey and are ready to hijack the deal from Arsenal by luring the player with a huge offer.
It is understood that manager Diego Simeone is not willing to let go of Thomas Partey but will not insist on his stay as it is already reported that he is in search for a new midfielder.
It would be recalled that the first bid made by Arsenal to include out-of-favour Matteo Guendouzi in the deal plus cash failed as it was rejected.
Details of the latest bid submitted for Thomas Partey
The latest report has confirmed that the English Premier League club Arsenal have submitted another bid for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey with manager Mikel Arteta very keen on his signature.
The Gunners have already secured the signature of Dani Ceballos on loan as a midfielder but there is a need to bring in a player who can add depth to the team as a defensive midfielder, with the Spanish manager hoping on a deal for the Ghanaian international.
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It would be recalled that the Gunners had offered Matteo Guendouzi plus cash to the Spanish La Liga outfit for the player but it was rejected as they are insisting on his £45 million release clause which would be difficult to meet.
However, the latest report claims that the Gunners have submitted another bid by offering two players plus cash to Atletico Madrid for Thomas Partey. It is understood that Alexandre Lacazette has now been added to Matteo Guendouzi plus cash to be able to strike a deal.
It is understood that Atletico Madrid are also interested in the signature of the Arsenal striker with the possibility that the Frenchman would be heading the exit door before the end of the summer transfer window.
Arsenal Midfielder Swap Offer Turned Down
Arsenal have seen their swap offers turned down in the bid to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid this summer according to transfer news specialist Fabrizio Romano.
Ghanaian international Partey is said to be the top transfer target for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta but the club is yet to raise the money needed to pay the €50m release clause in his contract with the Spanish La Liga side.
Arsenal have tried to offer some players in a swap deal to soften the financial weight of a possible deal for Thomas Partey. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have offered both midfielder Matteo Guendouzi and striker Alexander Lacazette but Atletico Madrid want the release clause paid in full.
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Another route to sign their top target is through the sale of players to raise the funds needed to push the deal over the line. Several Arsenal players have been placed on the transfer list.
The likes of Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Sead Kolasinac and Rob Holding are available for a transfer.
Sokratis is a target for Italian Serie A giants Napoli, while Lucas Torreira is attracting interest from Torino and Fiorentina (both in Italy).
Kolasinac is the subject of interest from German clubs Schalke 04 and Bayern Leverkusen.
Why Arsenal Target Snubbed FC Porto Revealed
Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar has turned down the opportunity to sign for Portuguese champions FC Porto this summer.
According to AS, the player is not ready to swap Atletico Madrid for FC Porto despite enduring a largely disappointing spell at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
It was also revealed that the major reason behind the decision is the lure of Premier League football with the likes of Everton and Wolves said to be interested in the player.
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Thomas Lemar was one of the hottest wingers on the transfer market before the player signed for Atletico Madrid in 2018. He was one of the standout performers for the AS Monaco team that reached the Champions League final four surprisingly during the 2016/17 season.
His form at AS Monaco led to the interest of clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal but a below average spell at Atletico Madrid has led to a fall in his stock.
Thomas Lemar came close to joining Arsenal in the summer of 2017 but the club was unable to push through with a deal for the 24-year-old.
Arsenal had wanted him to replace Alexis Sanchez who was on his way to Manchester City at that time. Both deals eventually failed.