Fernando Torres joins Japanese side Sagan Tosu

Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres has signed for Japanese side Sagan Tosu on a free transfer after his contract at Atletico Madrid expired last month. The 34-year-old rejoined his boyhood club in 2014 for a second spell after spending time on loan at AC Milan. Torres made his final appearance for Atletico as a 90th minute substitute in the 3-0 Europa League final victory over Marseille back in May. “I have had offers from France, Germany and even one from Spain but at no point did I…

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Thibaut Courtois hints at Madrid move for kids’ sake

Thibaut Courtois could be set to leave Chelsea for a move to Madrid to spend more time with his young kids. The Chelsea goalkeeper has one year left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge, and although the club are hopeful of convincing him to sign a new £200,000/week contract, Courtois has hinted at a move to Madrid where he spent three seasons on loan with Atletico. Real Madrid have long been credited with an interest in the Belgium international who is currently at the World Cup. “I have a…

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Mourinho looks for Premier League experience and more Manchester United news

If the latest transfer rumours are to be believed, Manchester United are planning to raid more than one of their Premier League rivals, this transfer window. According to the report from the Evening Standard, United are confident of signing Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld this summer. The Belgian has reportedly refused to sign a new deal with Spurs, and it is believed that the North London side would consider selling him this summer. The Red Devils are willing to spend more than £40million on the 29-year-old. Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona…

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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid- Betting Tips and Predictions

Nothing is guaranteed in Group C just yet except the elimination of Azerbaijani side Qarabag who have garnered 2 points after 5 games. Chelsea tops the group having collected 10 points from 5 games, AS Roma are second after accumulating 8 points in the same number of games while Atletico Madrid have 6 points. Atletico Madrid find themselves in unfamiliar territory where they are faced with the tough task of fighting for their qualification. Diego Simione’s men need a stroke of luck to proceed. They need to win their game…

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Griezmann, Dybala, Young – Latest Manchester United transfer updates

The January transfer window is not far away now, and the transfer rumour mill is slowly but surely shifting into the top gear. Premier League aspirants Manchester United spent a lot of money on transfers last summer, and latest reports suggest it would be more of the same for them in the upcoming transfer windows. Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann came close to joining United in the summer but eventually ended up staying at the Madrid club. According to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, the France international is set to leave…

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Chelsea planning a late swoop for Premier League striker and more deadline day updates

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen to seal a last-minute swoop for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, according to talkSPORT. Llorente, who has previously played under the Italian manager at Juventus, was also a transfer target for the Blues in January, but a move never realized. The report claims that the Premier League champions are still interested in the 32-year-old, even though they are yet to lodge a bid for the Spanish striker. Llorente, who joined the Swans on a two-year deal from Sevilla last summer, has only one year…

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Manchester United target signs new deal

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has signed a new deal with the La Liga club, according to the latest reports coming from Spain. The France international had been poised to join Manchester United this summer before Atletico’s transfer ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Following the ruling, Griezmann verbally committed to stay at Atletico despite his initial inclination towards joining United in the summer. Now, Spanish publication Marca, via the Independent, has claimed that the 26-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a new deal, which will keep…

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Arsenal asked to pay up £60m for their summer target

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Lyon have slapped a £60m price tag on in-demand striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to the latest report. Premier League side Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in Lacazette, and the Telegraph claims that they have been quoted a fee of €55million (£48.7m) plus €12m (£10.6m) in add-ons by the Ligue 1 side. Jason Burt of the Telegraph claims that initial talks have already taken place between the two sides. The Gunners were interested in signing the 26-year-old last summer, but they ended up signing Lucas Perez instead. Lacazette was…

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Manchester United can still sign Greizmann, claims club legend

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Manchester United can still sign Atletico Madrid forward Antonio Griezmann this summer, club legend Ryan Giggs has claimed. United’s interest in the French forward appeared to be dead in the water after Atletico had their appeal against their transfer ban turned down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday. On Thursday evening, following the ruling, the 26-year-old showed his support to his current club by tweeting “Now more than ever #Atleti #All together.” Ahora más que nunca #Atleti #Todosjuntos 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/nfxcwInM2B — Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) June 1, 2017 Griezmann have…

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Arsenal target set for La Liga move

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Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is inclining towards a summer move to La Liga side Atletico Madrid, according to French publication L’Equipe. The 25-year-old has been in superb goalscoring form for Lyon this season and has scored 31 goals in all competitions. He is a transfer target for a number of major European clubs including the likes of Arsenal, West Ham and Paris Saint-Germain Premier League side Arsenal have also been a long-term admirer of the French striker, but the striker recently made it clear that he would like to join…

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Five key transfers waiting to happen this summer

We are already in May, and it is not long before curtains are drawn on another season in most of the major European Leagues. However, with the closure of the regular season, everyone’s attention will turn towards the summer transfer window. Football Agents will become the most important people in the industry and billions will be spent by the clubs on transfer fees. Like every summer, a lot of footballing talent will switch allegiances over the course of the upcoming window. In this feature, we are going to take a…

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Manchester United set to acquire top target in the summer

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Manchester United are set to trigger the release clause of Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Greizmann. United have been after the France international for quite some time, and now the Telegraph claims that they are ready to plot a £85 million summer bid for the 26-year-old. Recent reports in Italy had reported that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are favourites to sign Greizmann, but the latest report from the English daily claims that United are confident of getting their man. Paul Pogba is supposedly trying to convince his national teammate that the…

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Bayern Munich lead race for top Manchester United target

Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are currently leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann. The often-reliable journalist claims that Atletico have identified Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as their number one target as they remain susceptible to lose Griezmann in the coming window. The France international has a lot of clubs interested in services including Premier League side Manchester United. However, Di Marzio claims that Bayern currently favourites to sign him in the summer. The latest development will surely be…

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Defender wants to join Manchester United, star player in contract talks

Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez is keen on a summer move to Manchester United, according to a report from Manchester Evening News. United manager Jose Mourinho is supposedly a fan of the player and considered buying him during the January transfer window. Gimenez is undoubtedly a talented player, but he currently finds himself behind the centre-back partnership of Diego Godín and Stefan Savic this season. He has managed just 16 stars for Diego Simeone’s side in the current season. The 22-year-old has a £56million buyout clause in his contract, but…

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Top Manchester United target talks down summer move

It is no secret that Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann has been a long-term target for Manchester United. For several past windows, United have been consistently linked with the France international, and it is understood that current manager Jose Mourinho is also a fan of the player. As we head into the summer, the transfer market is once again heating up, and multiple sources have, once again, claimed that United will launch a big-money move for Griezmann in the coming days. However, the player, in a recent interview, has downplayed…

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Champions League outright odds – Who’s the favourite for glory in May?

We have reached the serious territory in this year’s edition of Champions League. Last week, the draw for the quarter-finals took place, and it resulted in some mouth-watering fixtures. Current holders Real Madrid were drawn against another favourites Bayern Munich, while, in a repeat of 2015 final, Barcelona will play Italian giants Juventus. In another promising tie, Borussia Dortmund will take on high-flying Monaco and Premier League champions Leicester City will face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. In the betting market, Barcelona, who produced a mammoth comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in…

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Griezmann backed to join Manchester United

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has been backed by former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit to join Manchester United in the summer. Griezmann has emerged as one of the best football players in the world during his time with Atletico and has been consistently linked with major European clubs in the recent seasons. Manchester United, in particular, have been strongly linked with the player and Petit, who played for the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona in his career, thinks that his compatriot will definitely sign for United in the summer.…

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It’s 2009 again as Fernando Torres scores a stunner in Atletico win

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres turned back the clocks as he scored a spectacular overhead goal in his side’s thrilling 3-2 win over Celta Vigo. Playing at their home ground Vicente Calderon, Atletico found themselves trailing to Gustavo Cabral’s just five minutes in to the game. Torres, who was regarded as one of the world’s best striker during his time with Liverpool, scored from a spectacular overhead kick to pull his side level six minutes later. The 32-year-old, who has had a semi-successful second stint with Atletico, also managed to…

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Atletico president dismiss Diego Costa’s China move

Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo has dismissed the possibility of Chelsea striker Diego Costa moving to China in the summer. The Spain international was a subject of a mega-bid from one of the Chinese clubs in January and the offer supposedly led to friction between Costa and manager Antonio Conte. Costa ended up staying with Chelsea but multiple sources have reported that the striker is set to move to China in the summer. However, Atletico President doesn’t agree with this view point. He thinks that the West London club will…

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Griezmann to Manchester United hinted by player’s ‘image advisor’

Antoine Griezmann’s image advisor Sébastien Bellencontre, in an excerpt in the Frenchman by So Foot published this morning, has fanned the flames of the Griezmann to Manchester United transfer. When questioned about the meteoric rise of the player’s brand, he had this to say. “Beckham because he’s [Griezmann’s] idol, but also because I want to make him a fashion icon that goes beyond his football career. Zidane for the French DNA, simplicity, family values, and loyalty too. We want Antoine to finish his career with Puma, for example.” “When I read…

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Manchester United favourites to land Griezmann in summer

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Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague thinks that Manchester United would be in pole position to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann if he becomes available in the market. The France international has been strongly linked with United of late, and some reports have even claimed that he has a pre-agreement to join the Red Devils in the summer. Balague has dismissed such reports and has claimed that the 25-year-old doesn’t have any agreement with United. He also thinks that the Frenchman could end up staying at Atletico beyond…

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How are Premier League clubs looking ahead of Champions League knockouts?

The Champions League is moving into the knockout phase of the competition. There are plenty of mouthwatering fixtures coming up in the Round of 16. After Tottenham were eliminated in the group stages, the onus is on Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester to represent English football. Leicester have had an unforgettable few years in the Premier League. After scraping out of the relegation zone in 2015, they went on to famously win the Premier League the following season. Whilst their 2016/17 Premier League campaign has been somewhat of a disappointment,…

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Five big-money signings waiting to happen this summer

The January transfer window, with all the noise that comes with it, offers little. The big clubs are seldom willing to let their players leave halfway through the season, as replacing them would be nigh impossible. Most of the players worthy of attention are also cup-tied due to already playing in Europe, and potential buyers would much rather have a player without such strings attached. This pushes major transfers to the summer transfer window. The summer represents the start of the new European season and except for rare occasions, a…

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Manchester United move ahead of Barca and Madrid to top the Deloitte’s Football Money League

Manchester United might be sitting on a lowly 6th position in the English Premier League but find themselves sitting pretty at the top of the Deloitte’s Money Football League (2015-2016) for the first time since 2003-2004. The Deloitte Football Money League measures clubs’ earnings from matchday revenue, broadcast rights and commercial sources, and ranks them on that basis. Champions League holders Real Madrid were top of this table for last 11 years but slipped to the third position behind United and arch-rivals Barcelona despite crossing the €600-million barrier for the first time.…

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United reject Lyon bid for winger, set to make a move for forward and more

Manchester United are set to make a move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann during the summer, according to reports by the Independent. The 25-year-old Frenchman scored six goals during his country’s run to the finals of the European Championship and finished third in the subsequent Balon d’Or awards. Griezmann, a known United fan, has made little secret of his desire to play for the club. “I always ask Paul Pogba about Manchester United,” Griezmann said in an interview with Sky Germany back in November. “I think they are a…

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