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Morata Close to Joining Atletico on Loan

first_img“I’ve spent days waiting for this,” Morata told reporters in Spain.The 26-year-old signed a five-year contract when he joined Chelsea for a then club record £60m fee in July 2017.Chelsea have since broken their transfer record by spending £71m keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.Morata has made 47 Premier League appearances for the Blues, scoring 16 times. His last start was against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on 5 January.“The past is the past, and it cannot be changed, and I’m very proud of it,” added Morata, who was at Atletico as a youngster before signing for city rivals Real.“I am looking forward to everything being completed so I can start training with my team-mates.“I began my career at Atletico and the people who know where I come from and know my history know what this means for me.”Atletico Madrid, who are second in the La Liga table, have allowed Portugal winger Gelson Martins, 23, to join Ligue 1 Monaco on loan until the end of the season Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata said on Sunday he had passed a medical at Atletico Madrid and is “looking forward” to returning to Spain.According to reports, Morata is to sign an 18-month loan deal in the Spanish capital – 18 months after leaving Real Madrid for Chelsea.His imminent departure follows the arrival of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan to Chelsea. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Gritty Bolts force Game 7

first_imgArchers book Final 4 berth; Amid calls for coach’s head, UST drops 11th straight game “They are really tough to beat, they play hard every game,” Black said of the Kings, who trailed by 20 at one point in the first half before crawling to within four in the stretch. “We had to fight every second (of the game) to beat them.”Reynel Hugnatan came through with 24 points and the veteran forward’s six triples loosened Ginebra’s interior defense.“We just have to do it one more time,” Black added. “It comes down to one game for our entire season and I am just happy that my players responded (in this game).”Durham, the reigning two-time Best Import, took on Ginebra’s twin towers practically by himself, finishing with 28 hard-earned points that went with 19 rebounds as he became an unsolvable puzzle for the Ginebra defense.“We just couldn’t get over the hump,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said. “We struggled with our shooting. We can’t spend time feeling bad about this game. We have to go to a Game 7.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “They dominated us all game long,” Cone went on as Meralco topped the statistical departments that mattered, including assists (24-16), rebounds (51-41), and steals, (8-1).“Game 7 is an animal all by itself. It’s a 50-50 game that’s why you don’t want to play a Game 7,” he said. “But it’s the best two words in sports.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BOCAUE—A series this beautiful deserves a Game 7 for an ending.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Meralco took its PBA Governors’ Cup title playoffs with Barangay Ginebra to the distance before a boisterous, animated crowd of almost 54,000 on Wednesday night as the Bolts took the best that Gin Kings could offer before pulling out a 98-91 victory at Philippine Arena here.“This is where you want to be, what we have been thinking of the entire conference,” Meralco coach Norman Black said after his Bolts played with sustained brilliance in a no-tomorrow game to have some sort of a psychological advantage going into Friday’s decider.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We just want to get it done (in Game 7),” he went on. “One team is going to get it done, that’s for sure, and we just hope that it’s us who does that.”The Bolts answered the opening tip with all guns locked and loaded. Garvo Lanete got them going from afar with Allen Durham controlling the lanes with impunity as Meralco erected commanding leads early before holding off the crowd-darlings whose calling card has been come-from-behind wins.last_img read more

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