Valencia vs Atletico Madrid – An exciting start to the new La Liga season

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The new season of La Liga kicks off this weekend on an exciting note as Valencia host Atletico Madrid at Mestalla on Monday night. Both sides are coming on the back of strong seasons, and both have high aspirations this season. It would be an interesting encounter between two powers of Spanish football. After finishing a couple of seasons in the bottom-half, Valencia did well to finish fourth under Marcelino last season. The Spaniard manager has done an incredible job by guiding Los Che back into Champions League football in…

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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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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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Top target ready to join Manchester United on one condition

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is keen to join Manchester United in the summer if the Red Devils manage to secure Champions League football this season. In a recent interview with French television programme Quotidien, Griezmann rated chances of him joining United in the summer at six out of ten. However, he rated his chances of staying at Atletico at seven, and he also added that he would know more about his future in the next couple of weeks. Now, Sky Sports’ La Liga expert Guillem Balague has claimed that…

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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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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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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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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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Atletico Madrid dominate annual La Liga awards

Atletico Madrid dominated the annual LaLiga awards last night. The awards were presented at the LaLiga 2015/16 Gala. The who’s who of the Spanish football was present at the awards ceremony in Valencia on Monday. Most of the major categories were picked up by Atletico while Barcelona and Real Madrid also got their hands on some categories. Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio, who spent last season on loan at Espanyol, won the Best Newcomer of the Year award. Marco Asensio is the ‘Best Newcomer in LaLiga Santander 2015/16’! https://t.co/jb5Up9DZRq#PremiosLaLiga pic.twitter.com/79F7O925fE…

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United in talks with Wayne Rooney’s replacement

Rumours linking Atletico Madrid frontman Antonio Griezmann with a summer move to Manchester United are gathering pace. The Mirror has claimed that United manager Jose Mourinho has identified the French international as a natural successor to current skipper Wayne Rooney. Rooney has started United’s last three games on the bench, and it’s getting more and more evident by the day that his future doesn’t belong with his current club. The report claims that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has already held talks with Atletico and has intimated them that United…

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Filipe Luis and Luis Suarez quarrel following La Liga clash

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Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez exchanged remarks about each other following the 1-1 draw between both sides in La Liga on Wednesday night. The squabble between the two players was the result of a dangerous foul from Suarez on Luis. In the 83rd minute of the game at Nou Camp, Suarez caught Luis with his studs as the Brazilian was attempting to clear the ball. The Uruguayan escaped with a yellow card for his foul. El árbitro amonesta a Luis Suárez con tarjeta amarilla por…

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Conte confirms Chelsea star might leave this summer

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has refused to confirm that striker Diego Costa will be playing for the West London club next season. The 27-year-old, who is yet to feature for the Blues during their US tour due to a minor back injury, has been consistently linked with a return to Atletico Madrid for quite some time now. The La Liga club have also time-and-time again expressed their desire to bring their former striker back to Vicente Calderon. Now, Conte has further fuelled the rumours linking Costa to Atletico by refusing to…

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Chelsea fans believe star player is off this summer

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has dropped a huge hint that he might be departing from the West London club this summer. The 27-year-old, who is currently in the US for the Blues pre-season tour, posted a picture on Instagram with a caption that suggested that he’s bidding farewell to his teammates. Take a look yourself: Thank you very much for all my friends!!! A photo posted by Diego Costa (@diego.costa) on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:06pm PDT The Spain international has been strongly linked with a return to Atletico Madrid…

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La Liga clubs fight over unlikely Euro 2016 hero for Wales

Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu is a man-in-demand following his exploits for the Wales national team at Euro 2016. The 27-year-old shot to fame after scoring a goal following a Cruyff turn in the quarter-final victory over Belgium in the summer’s tournament. Robson-Kanu, who is a free agent after his contract with Championship club Reading City expired this summer, has reportedly attracted interests from some of the major clubs in Europe. Sky Sports (via Wales Online) reports that La Liga clubs Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are involved in the pursuit to secure…

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Chelsea close to losing star striker

With Antonio Conte arriving at Chelsea, the Premier League giants were primed for a big hit on the summer transfer market and to sell a set of current players in order to raise money. The Blues have already secured the services of striker Michy Batshuayi and midfielder N’Golo Kante, and are now close to selling one of their biggest stars. Reports in Italy claim Diego Costa is close to returning to Atletico Madrid. The Spanish striker has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for months, as he…

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Five outstanding young European goalkeepers set to star during the upcoming season

The development of a goalkeeper is similar to that of a fine wine, in that they often improve in quality with age. Nevertheless at the moment there are some outstanding young European goalkeepers who in previous seasons have defied their tender years to amass a considerable number of first team games and are destined to build upon that during the 2016-17 European club season. Whilst it is altogether possible to profile tens of young goalkeepers to whom that claim applies, this article will focus upon five who have become widely…

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