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Atletico contact Cavani as possible replacement for Morata

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According to Gianluca Di Marzio via NobleSports, Atletico Madrid are looking at Edinson Cavani again as a potential replacement for Alvaro Morata or Diego Costa, should one of the current strikers depart.


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Just In: Juventus bids shocking €50m for Alvaro Morata

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Atletico Madrid have knocked back a 50 million euro bid from Juventus for Alvaro Morata.

Los Rojiblancos are understood to be holding out for the 27-year-old’s 150m euro release fee to be paid if they are to let him go, but that scenario looks impossible in a depressed market where finances are tight due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The bid for Morata has been made on the insistence of new Juve coach Andrea Pirlo, who wants to bring back the Spaniard to the club where he made such an impact between 2014 and 2016.

It would be quite an about-turn for Atleti to ship out their leading goalscorer from last season, especially when they just completed his permanent transfer from Chelsea for 55m euros.

As such, Morata seems set to stay at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano for 2020/21.


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Morata To Become Atl Madrid’s Biggest Singing

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As it stands, Alvaro Morata will be Atletico Madrid’s big purchase in 2020.

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Los Rojiblancos have an obligation to buy the striker from Chelsea for 55 million euros when his loan expires on July 1.

From that point on, Morata’s Atletico contract will begin and won’t expire until 2023.

Atletico have got used to spending big money in the transfer market in recent years, after having parted with 72 million euros to sign 70 percent of Thomas Lemar’s rights in 2018 before forking out 127 million to sign Joao Felix in 2019.

Now, it looks like Morata’s fee will be their biggest spend of the year, with their focus now shifting towards low-cost deals.

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These low-cost moves include the likes of Real Valladolid centre-back Mohammed Salisu, whose release clause is 12 million euros, and Ivan Rakitic, whose contract is up at Barcelona next year.

As for Morata, he’s become a key figure amongst Diego Simeone’s squad this season and is Los Colchoneros’ top scorer in all competitions with 12 goals.


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Morata: playing Liverpool’s Van Dijk is ‘like you hit a mountain’


Alvaro Morata has named the three toughest defenders he’s come up against in his career so far – and there’s a place for Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.
The Spaniard’s playing days so far have taken him from Spain, to Italy, to England and back to his homeland again.

But there are few who have made such an impression on the Atletico Madrid striker as last year’s PFA Player of the Season.

Juventus veteran Giorgio Chiellini and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos also make the cut.

‘Chiellini, I don’t know if he does it on purpose, but when he meets me, he always destroys me,’ Morata told AS.

‘Sergio Ramos is also a tough defender, while when you go against [Virgil] Van Dijk it seems like you hit a mountain,’ the forward said.


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