Chelsea star linked with exit following reported huge bid

Chelsea forward Diego Costa is desperate for a summer exit from the West London club, according to Daily Star. The 27-year-old, who experienced a tumultuous time in the Premier League last season, has reportedly informed the Blues that he wants to join his former club Atletico Madrid. Atletico have, on multiple occasions, publicly declared their intention of bringing the Spain international back to the Vicente Calderon. The report from Daily Star suggests that the Champions League runners-ups have already submitted a £40 million bid for their former player. The Blues…

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Liverpool striker transfer is a no-go

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke is attracting a lot of interests in the summer transfer window. The Belgium international arrived at Anfield in a £32.5 million move from Aston Villa last summer. However, he found it hard to adapt to Liverpool’s playing style and his first season with the Reds ended in a disappointment. It has been widely reported that Benteke doesn’t feature in Jurgen Klopp’s plans and will be allowed to leave the Merseysiders in the current transfer window. Spanish publication Sport recently claimed that La Liga club Atletico Madrid have already started negotiations…

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Chelsea star is a target of major European clubs

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is one of the most talented full-backs in world football at present. The 26-year-old has been ever-present in Chelsea’s team since his move to the Premier League from Ligue 1 club Olympique Marseille in 2012. It is understandable that a lot of clubs would be interested in signing the Spain international if he becomes available in the transfer market. According to Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are some of the clubs that are monitoring Azpilicueta’s situation in the transfer market. Balague said that…

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Premier League top clubs dealt big blows as top transfer targets pen new deals

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With the new TV deal kicking in next season, it is expected that all major Premier League clubs will spend big during the 2016 summer transfer window. However, it hasn’t been easy for the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal to sign their biggest transfer targets. And now, they’ve been dealt two big blows once again. Antoine Griezmann has decided to extend his current contract with Atletico Madrid until the summer of 2021, after he scored an impressive 32 goals in all competitions for the club last season: 22 in in 37…

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Chelsea duo inching closer to exit

Chelsea striker Diego Costa wants to return to his former club Atletico Madrid, according to the latest reports. The Spain international was consistently linked with an exit from the club last season and now Atletico president has confirmed that the 27-year-old wants to return. Atletico president Enrique Cerezo was quoted by Antena 3 Sports, via Metro, as saying: ‘We are there, he wants to come. But that is already complicated.’ Costa moved to Stamford Bridge in a £32million move in 2014. He helped the Blues secure the league title in…

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Arsenal alerted by comments from Juventus star and director, identifying new target in Spain

The transfer story of Alvaro Morata has been prominent all season long. The Spain international has been torn between staying at Juventus or returning to Real Madrid, who have a buy-back clause worth £23 million. Los Blancos have made it clear they are ready to activate the 23-year-old’s clause and bring him back to Madrid. However, Real are not planning to keep him as they want to make a profit by selling Morata immediately. Juventus have been rumoured to wanting to offer £11 million to £15 million to the La…

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid – Champions League Final Preview

For the second time in three years, the Champions League final will be contested from the two footballing giants of Madrid as Real go searching for their 11th European crown while Atletico will be going all out for their first. Back in 2014 Atletico came agonisingly close to breaking their duck as they led going into stoppage time, but a Sergio Ramos header denied them and during the extra 30 minutes energy sapped and allowed Real to run away with it, emerging as winners by the somewhat flattering scoreline of…

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Chelsea’s interest in Serie A striker confirmed, star’s exit still up in the air

Famous Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has claimed that Chelsea are interested in Napoli frontman Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine striker has been in sensational form this season and has scored 33 league goals for the Naples club. Balague also claims that the Blues will consider selling Diego Costa if they manage to secure the services of Higuain. Costa has been linked with a return to his former club Atletico Madrid. An unnamed club from China has also offered a lucrative deal to the Spain international. Meanwhile, Higuain is expected to cost £37.8 million…

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Paris Saint-Germain identity Manchester United target to replace outgoing star

Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced that he will be leaving Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain after his deal expires in the summer. The 34-year-old striker announced on his Twitter page on Friday that he will play his last game for the Paris club this weekend. Now, Ibrahimovic’s next destination is still not clear, but PSG have already started searching for his replacement. According to French publication L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 giants have identified Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann as a possible summer arrival. The 25-year-old has been in superb form for the La…

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Chelsea want Serie A striker to replace Diego Costa

Chelsea are willing to let go of striker Diego Costa in the summer, according to famous Spanish journalist Guillem Balague. He writes in Spanish newspaper AS that incoming manager Antonio Conte is ready to let go of Costa if the Blues manage to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli during the summer transfer window. The Spain international has struggled with disciplinary problems this season in the Premier League and according to Balague he wants to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer. His previous club Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in bringing him…

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West Ham launch record bid for star striker to beat heavy competition

West Ham have reportedly launched a record bid to lure in Marseille’s striker Michy Batshuayi, according to The Guardian. However, the Hammers are facing heavy competition. West Ham are understood to be in talks over Batshuayi with the French club and any deal would break their record transfer fee, which currently stands at the £15 million the club paid Liverpool to sign Andy Carroll. According to reports in France, Marseille are under pressure to balance their books and deliver on the budget that they had presented to the league’s financial…

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Brazilian superstar predicts Diego Simeone’s next destination

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is one of the most sought-after managers in the football world at the moment. The Argentine manager has turned Atletico Madrid into a European powerhouse since his arrival and has led them to a La Liga title and a Champions League final during his time with the club. Atletico are again involved in the title race this season and are just one game away from entering the final of the Champions League for a second time during his coaching spell. His achievements at the La…

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Manchester United plan to spend massive amount on two major signings in summer

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Manchester United are once again prepared to splash a huge amount of money in the transfer window. According to the report in the Sun, United have put Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of their transfer wishlist. The France international has been in sensational form for Atletico this season and has scored 30 goals in all competitions for the Madrid club. The 25-year-old is expected to cost £65 million in the transfer window, with the likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested…

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Random tweet sparks rumours on Antoine Griezmann moving to Manchester United

Football fans are a gullible lot, especially when it comes to transfer news. This time, a random tweet from Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann’s younger brother, Theo Griezmann, has got Manchester United fans excited. Theo tweeted “Glory glory Man United” on Sunday and it has led some United fans to believe that the France international might be moving to Old Trafford in the summer. Glory glory Man united ! — Théo Griezmann (@TheoGriezmann) April 17, 2016 Griezmann’s brother has caused a meltdown on Man Utd Twitter — Tshepo S S (@FootballTshepo)…

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Fernando Torres is back in form and Twitter is going nuts

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres is showing glimpses of his long-lost form. The Spanish forward scored a goal and provided an assist in Atletico’s 3-1 win over Espanyol on Saturday. The 32-year old has been in superb form of late and has scored in his last three games for Atletico. Some people on Twitter are even suggesting that he should be given a spot in the Spain national team for the upcoming European Championships. Fernando Torres playing like it’s 2008 at the moment. Just scored his third in three games for…

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Spanish giants want Liverpool stars, Reds target two new players

There might finally be a way for Liverpool to recoup their huge investment in forward Christian Benteke. The Belgian international signed for the Reds in a £32.5 million deal from Aston Villa last summer, but he has failed to live up to the expectations at Anfield. He is expected to leave the club in the summer and according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, via talkSPORT, Atletico Madrid are interested in signing him. The La Liga giants are ready to offer £37 million for the services of the 25-year-old. Spanish outlet Sport claims…

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Chelsea put world-record price tag on star player

Chelsea have put a world-record price tag of £73 million on star goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in an attempt to ward off interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to the Evening Standard. At the moment, Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon is still the most expensive goalkeeper in football history. The Old Lady payed nearly £40 million to Parma for his services in 2001. However, if Courtois is sold by the Blues at their current price tag, he would overtake Buffon in this regard. The report claims that the 23-year-old Belgium international wants a return to the…

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Jose Mourinho plans to make three key signings at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho looks all set to replace Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford next season, if the recent media speculation is to be believed. According to Italian source Gianluca Di Marzio, the Portuguese manager has already started scouting for his potential transfer signings at Manchester United. The report claims that Mourinho plans to reinforce three key positions in the Red Devils’ squad. The former Chelsea manager is said to be scouting all the major European clubs in search of a midfielder, a central defender and an efficient striker for his…

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Chelsea open talks with Serie A star and chase La Liga goal getter

The Premier League biggest clubs have been linked with a number of transfer rumours this season, and it looks like they are not done being active on the market. Chelsea have begun talks with Miralem Pjanic regarding a summer move to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues willing to pay the Roma midfielder’s £31 million buyout clause, according to The Times. It is understood that Chelsea’s director and lead negotiator, Marina Granovskaia, has already made contact with Pjanic’s advisers ahead of a possible summer move for the 25-year-old creative midfielder. Meanwhile, the Blues have reignited their…

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Chelsea reportedly agree on deal for their new manager

After months of speculations, Chelsea seem to have finally found a candidate to replace interim manager Guus Hiddink in the summer. Various names in club football, including the like of Massimiliano Allegri, Diego Simeone, Antonio Conte, Manuel Pellegrini and Didier Deschamps, have been linked with the post at Stamford Bridge. Now the latest report claims that Chelsea have found Hiddink’s replacement in Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone. Spanish publication OK Diario claims that the Blues have already reached an agreement with the 45-year-old. The Argentine stands to earn £9.28 million…

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Diego Costa’s move away from Chelsea got another push

After selling Jackson Martinez to China Atletico Madrid want to lure Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club, according to The Daily Mail. The Primera Divsion team have money to spend after selling forward Jackson Martinez to Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande for an Asian record fee £31 million on Tuesday. Now, Atletico are willing to spend that money to lure Costa back to the Vicente Calderon this summer, after selling the 27-year-old to Chelsea in the summer of 2014, with the Blues meeting the Spain international’s £32 million release-clause. Costa never really…

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Chinese club signs Jackson Martinez for record fee [Best Tweets]

In one of the most shocking transfer moves ever, Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande have signed Jackson Martinez from Atletico Madrid for an Asian record transfer fee of £31 million. The BBC has confirmed the player’s imminent transfer in one of the biggest deals of Asian football. He will join the likes of former Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari and former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho at his new club. The Colombian moved to the Spanish giants from FC Porto in a £35 million move in the summer. However, he failed to impress during his time…

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Falcao’s transfer deadline day move broke down

Earlier on Monday, reports claimed that Chelsea’s on-loan striker Radamel Falcao was hoping to complete a shock return to his previous club Atletico Madrid. Matt Law of the Telegraph reported that Colombian had travelled to the Spanish capital on the deadline day, and his agent Jorge Mendes was in discussions with the player’s parent club Monaco, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. However, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague had since then rejected the report and had claimed that the player won’t be moving to Atletico Madrid or Valencia. He also added that…

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Chelsea marquee target open for move, Real want Blues’ star at all costs

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Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann, with the Atletico striker reportedly being open for a summer move. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are pushing to land Eden Hazard. Griezmann has been linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid this season, with a number of big clubs interested in the Frenchman, but Chelsea are seen as the frontrunners to sign him if he opts to leaves La Liga. The Blues have now been handed a boost in their pursuit, with Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague revealing the…

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Fernando Torres “to become best-paid footballer in the world”

Fernando Torres has the chance to become the highest-paid footballer in the world, his agent Jose Antonio Martin said, according to The Sun. The striker is currently on loan at Atlético Madrid from Milan until the end of the season and his agent has called on boss Diego Simeone to make his position on Torres clear. “Fernando and Simeone should sit down and talk about it,” Martin said. “The fans of Madrid don’t want Torres to be told no continually. He has an offer that would make him the best-paid in…

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