UEFA Champions League Team of the Week: Matchday 5

Eight sides have guaranteed progression to the Round of 16 after Matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League. Tottenham Hotspur exceeded all expectations by finishing 1st Group H, a group containing defending champions Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, and were clinical in their recent dismissal of the latter. 2012 winners Chelsea secured their spot in

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What does the future hold for Antoine Griezmann?

It’s safe to say that Antoine Griezmann’s future doesn’t involve Atletico Madrid. A change of heart due to Los Rojiblancos’ FIFA-imposed transfer ban bought the 2014 La Liga winners time, keeping him at the club after turning down an offer from Manchester United in the summer, but his performances thus far have done little to

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Napoli eyeing January move for Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko

Croatia and Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko could be on his way back to Italy after reports claiming he’s agreed to a Napoli switch in January. The 25-year-old spent three seasons in Serie A with Genoa and Sassuolo before Atletico Madrid signed him for €17 million in 2016. Speaking on Napoli’s official radio station, Atletico

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Dani Carvajal set for Madrid Derby return

Real Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal has been given the all clear to return to action against Atletico Madrid on the weekend, according to latest revelations from Marca. The 25-year-old hasn’t played for Los Blancos since September after being diagnosed with Pericarditis, a heart condition. “His training should be very little by little, in a very

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Dries Mertens could lead Atletico Madrid overhaul in the summer

Napoli forward Dries Mertens is being monitored by Atletico Madrid ahead of a potential summer overhaul in attack, according to AS. Los Colchoneros have question marks hanging over the future of several forwards in their squad and view the Belgian international as a suitable option to lead the line next season. With Antoine Griezmann widely

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Fernando Torres set for Atletico Madrid exit in January

Fernando Torres is set for a second exit from boyhood club Atletico Madrid amidst limited playing time, wayward form and the impending arrival of Diego Costa. According to Diario AS, the 33-year-old has opted to leave the club despite having six months left on his contract. The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker hasn’t started a

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Goncalo Guedes on Premier League radar after impressive start with Valencia

Portuguese sensation Goncalo Guedes has caught the attention of various English Premier League clubs following a blistering start to life in Spain with Valencia. The 20-year-old already has three goals and five assists to his name in La Liga, recently scoring a brace in Valencia’s 4-0 hammering of Sevilla. The Portuguese international was loaned to

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Racing Club striker Lautaro Martinez on verge of Atletico Madrid move

Atletico Madrid are in the process of finalising a move for Argentina under-20 striker Lautaro Martinez from Racing Club. Buenos Aires based newspaper Ole claim that Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta has travelled to Argentina to wrap up the deal. The 20-year-old will be subject to a move to the Spanish capital for €12

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Vitolo will join Atletico Madrid via Las Palmas

Atletico Madrid won’t let FIFA’s transfer ban hinder their manoeuvring in the summer market, as they have agreed to activate the €40 million release clause of Sevilla winger Vitolo. However, the Rojiblancos won’t be able to register the Spanish international until the end of their transfer ban in January. This is where Vitolo’s former club,

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Lyon place £57 million price tag on Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal will need to make Alexandre Lacazette their record signing if they plan on seeing the French striker at The Emirates next season. Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas has informed Arsenal they will need to match the fee which was initially agreed upon with Atletico Madrid for the player’s transfer, a move which failed to

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Atletico Madrid begin negotiations with Chelsea over Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid are reportedly opening their negotiations with Chelsea over Diego Costa’s transfer in the form of a €30 million (£26 million) bid. Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is said to want around £50 million for the player who arrived from the Spanish side for £32 million in 2014. Such a remarkably underwhelming opening bid for

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Real Madrid have completed a deal for Theo Hernandez

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid over the transfer of 19-year-old full-back Theo Hernandez. Real Madrid will pay €30 million for the French-born teenager, more than Hernandez’s €24 million release clause, which is in an attempt to reduce tension between the two clubs. The transfer will mark the first direct deal between

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Where will Diego Costa be playing next season?

A question mark hangs over the future of Diego Costa following the revelation of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s dismissive text message. The Italian manager was revealed to have informed Costa that he has no future at Chelsea via the text message, leaving the football world to wonder where we will see the two-time Premier League

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Antoine Griezmann will not be joining Manchester United

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has renewed his contract with the La Liga club until 2022, ending speculation of a summer move to Manchester United. However, the contract extension, which includes a hefty pay rise that will see the French international take home £235,000 per week, included no additional increase to his £88 million release

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Fernando Torres linked with surprise move of the summer

In one of the more surprising stories of the summer, Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres could be moving to Liga MX side Queretaro on a free transfer. The 33-year-old’s contract is up and depending on confirmation of his ability to leave Atletico Madrid due to their transfer ban, could be announced as a Queretaro player

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A tactical breakdown of the 2016 Champions League Final

To build anticipation for this weekend’s Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Juventus, we take an in-depth look at the 2016 Final in Milan. Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid faced Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in a replay from the 2014 Final, which saw Real complete ‘La Decima’ after more than a ten-year wait, all at the

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Antoine Griezmann weighs up Atletico Madrid exit

Antoine Griezmann’s recent comments have ignited speculation over his Atletico Madrid future, saying that he has no problem leaving the club in order to win trophies and take his career to the next level. “Winning titles is what I will look for this summer when deciding my future,” said Griezmann. “I’ve reached a point where playing

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Alexandre Lacazette agrees to join Atletico Madrid

French international and Lyon top-scorer Alexandre Lacazette has a verbal agreement to join Atletico Madrid next season. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed Lacazette’s situation after the season-ending 3-3 draw with Nice at the weekend. “Alex has a verbal agreement with one club: Atletico. We have accepted Alex’s demand to speak exclusively with this club,” said

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Real Madrid set to announce their first signing for next season

Atletico Madrid youngster Theo Hernandez has completed a medical with European Champions Real Madrid ahead of a summer transfer. The 19-year-old has plied his trade on loan at Deportivo Alaves this season, where he has accumulated 34 starts and one goal from left-back. Hernandez, a French under 20 international and the brother of Atletico player

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Depth of quality on show as La Liga heats up

Football fans can be quick to summarize the dominance of La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona as simply ‘routine’, due to the abundance of quality that those two sides possess. They are global powerhouses with realistic ambitions of challenging for league, cup and European success every season. Yet La Liga as a whole is

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