Atletico Madrid Rumors & News

  • Watford officially approach former Atletico Madrid boss Quique Sanchez Flores after deciding against Jokanovic

    Daily Mail "Former Atletico Madrid and Getafe coach Quique Sanchez Flores has received an official approach from Watford to take over the reins at Vicarage Road. It is understood that the club have decided that Slavisa Jokanovic will not continue as manager - despite achieving promotion from the Championship..." May 25

  • Atletico Madrid determined to STOP Chelsea's pursuit of star striker

    The Express "Atletico have slapped a £43million release clause on Griezmann's contract and Chelsea are reportedly ready to meet it as they look to retain their Premier League title next season. However, according to sources in Spain, Atletico boss Simeone is determined to do everything in his power stop..." May 23

  • Atlético Madrid move to deter Chelsea interest in Antoine Griezmann and Koke

    The Guardian "Atlético Madrid are attempting to ward off Chelsea’s interest in their forwards Antoine Griezmann and Koke by raising the buy-out clauses to nearer £100m in the new contracts to be offered to both players this summer. The Spanish champions are seeking to renegotiate with the much-coveted pair,..." May 17

  • Atlético Madrid move to deter Chelsea interest in Antoine Griezmann and Koke

    The Guardian "Atlético Madrid are attempting to ward off Chelsea’s interest in their forwards Antoine Griezmann and Koke by raising the buy-out clauses to nearer £100m in the new contracts to be offered to both players this summer. The Spanish champions are seeking to renegotiate with the much-coveted pair,..." May 15

  • Play on! Spanish court suspends players strike as La Liga season is back on

    Pro Soccer Talk "Relief. The strike is over before it has even begun. On Thursday it was announced that the final two games of the Spanish season will go ahead as planned. A Spanish court has suspended the strike which was called by the soccer players’ union in Spain last week over a proposed government law..." May 14

  • Atletico Madrid reluctant to lose £43.5m Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann

    Daily Mail "Atletico Madrid are reluctant to sell Antoine Griezmann as they look to strengthen this summer. Chelsea want to sign the France international who has a buy-out clause set at £43.5million and agent Jorge Mendes is understood to be poised to enter negotiations on their behalf. Griezmann, La..." May 13

  • La Liga, All Domestic Play Suspended by Spanish Football Federation

    Bleacher Report "The Spanish football federation has announced the suspension of all of its fixtures, including La Liga matches, over a dispute with Spain's government. The planned suspension will commence on May 16, the penultimate La Liga weekend, and carry on indefinitely. The Royal Spanish Football..." May 06

  • Chelsea in talks with Atletico over £30m Koke deal (with Luis going other way)

    The Express "Jose Mourinho, whose side clinched their third Premier League title under his command on Sunday, has already begun planning for next season. The manager has highlighted several areas he wants to strengthen for an assault on the Champions League - the one major trophy to elude his grasp in two..." May 05

  • Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid reject reports about upcoming transfer ban

    Pro Soccer Talk "On the back of reports suggesting that Spanish giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid were on the verge of being sanctioned by FIFA with transfer bans, both clubs have hit back and deny any wrongdoing. In two separate statements, Real and Atleti both claim they are unaware of any impending..." April 30

  • Chelsea interested in £43m Antoine Griezmann after buy-out clause in Atletico Madrid contract is revealed

    Daily Mail "Chelsea are monitoring Antoine Griezmann’s situation at Atletico Madrid because a buy-out clause of just £43m could leave the Spanish club helpless to stop him leaving. The 24-year-old has had a record-breaking first season in Spain and coach Diego Simeone is adamant that the club do not sell..." April 28

  • Chelsea eye transfer of Atletico Madrid defender Miranda for a cut-price fee

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea are ready to move for Atletico Madrid defender Miranda after scouting the Brazilian this weekend. The west Londoners’ technical director, Michael Emenalo, is understood to have watched the 30-year-old in a 2-2 draw with Malaga. Miranda has just a year left on his Atletico contract..." April 13

  • Man Utd and Chelsea set to surrender £44m-rated Spanish star as Barcelona come knocking

    Daily Star "According to Spanish sources, Barcelona view Koke as a natural successor to Xavi Hernandez and are willing to trigger his £44m release clause. The Catalan giants are under a transfer embargo having been found guilty of breaching Fifa's rules on the transfer of players aged under 18. They are..." March 25

  • Diego Simeone commits to Atlético Madrid with new five-year deal

    The Guardian "Diego Simeone has signed a new five-year deal at Atlético Madrid, the Primera División side have announced. The 44-year-old Argentinian has been linked with several Premier League clubs – most notably Manchester City in recent weeks – but he has now ended speculation over his immediate..." March 24

  • Diego Simeone set for new Atletico Madrid deal - but Manchester City could still make summer move

    Daily Mirror "Diego Simeone will sign a new deal at Atletico Madrid this week - but it may not stop Manchester City's interest. Atletico boss Simeone, set to sign on until 2020, is on City's shortlist this summer if they sack Manuel Pellegrini. But Simeone's five-year deal will include a get-out clause if..." March 23

  • Torres: Atletico Madrid Champions League chance is a dream

    ESPN FC "Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has said it will be a dream to play for his boyhood club in a home Champions League tie if he features against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. Torres came through the ranks at Atletico, captaining the team as a teenager and scoring 91 goals in 244 games..." March 17

  • Chelsea transfer news: Atletico Madrid hope to take Filipe Luis back – if Jose Mourinho decides to offload defender

    The Telegraph "Filipe Luis could be offered a quick return to Atlético Madrid with the Spanish club monitoring his situation at Chelsea. Left-back Luis joined Chelsea for £16 million from Atlético last summer, but has struggled to displace Cesar Azpilicueta in manager Jose Mourinho’s first-choice team." March 17

  • Man City STORM ahead of Man Utd and Chelsea in battle for £44m-rated Spanish star Koke

    Daily Star "An earlier exclusive written by the Daily Star's chief sports writer Jeremy Cross revealed Diego Simeone has rejected a new contract with Atletico Madrid in favour of a switch to the Etihad. The news has significantly improved City's chances of luring Koke to Manchester in a deal thought to be..." March 05

  • Arsenal ‘ready to offer £26m to sign Mario Mandzukic before transfer deadline’

    Metro "Arsenal are ready to bid £26million for Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic, according to reports. The Gunners have been linked with a deal for Croatian goal-machine Mandzukic in recent weeks, amid speculation that he’s Arsenal’s top transfer target." January 30

  • Chinese firm pays $52 million for 20 percent stake in Atletico Madrid

    Pro Soccer Talk "Reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid got a huge cash injection on Wednesday, as the Spanish club announced they had sold a 20 percent stake to Chinese firm Wanda. Atletico, who won La Liga during the 2013-14 season and also lost to crosstown rivals Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League..." January 21

  • Fernando Torres fever sweeps Madrid as shirt sales SMASH Atletico club record

    Daily Mirror "Fernando Torres has made quite an impact on Atletico Madrid fans since his return - and he hasn't even kicked a ball yet. Over 2,000 Atleti fans snapped up a replica shirt with Torres' name on the back on Sunday alone, a club record, after 45,000 turned out to welcome him back to the Vicente..." January 07

  • Fernando Torres' Return to Atletico Madrid Attracted Over 40,000 Fans

    The Big Lead "Ever since he moved from Liverpool to Chelsea in 2011, Spanish striker Fernando Torres morphed into the easiest punchline in world soccer. At one point he may as well have changed his middle name to “LOL” for all his missed chances and the reaction said misses prompted on the always cordial,..." January 05

  • It’s official: Fernando Torres is heading back to Atletico Madrid

    Pro Soccer Talk "Chelsea announced over the weekend that Fernando Torres‘ loan move to AC Milan would be a permanent one, and the Italian club has wasted no time in loaning him back home. Torres will join Atletico Madrid when the transfer window opens next Monday, where he will stay until the expiration of the..." December 29

  • Diego Simeone to SNUB Man City and Liverpool and stay at Atletico Madrid

    Daily Star "City and the Reds had both lined up Simeone as potential saviour if their seasons turned sour and he had explored the possibility of breaking his contract. Intermediaries had even told City they were his preferred destination should Manuel Pellegrini be axed. But Simeone, who has been taking..." December 29

  • Milan open talks with Atlético Madrid over Fernando Torres return

    The Guardian "Milan have opened negotiations with Atlético Madrid as they seek to dispense with the services of Fernando Torres, who is currently on a two-year loan from Chelsea, and are hoping to secure Alessio Cerci in exchange. Torres, a British record £50m signing when he moved to Stamford Bridge from..." December 23

  • Manchester United target Diego Godin insists he will not be leaving Atletico Madrid

    Daily Mirror "Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has ruled out a move to the Premier League. The Uruguayan international has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks, as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his defence. Earlier this month, Rojiblacos boss Diego Simeone laughed off..." December 19

  • Fernando Torres could make Atletico Madrid return... but only if he comes for free

    Daily Mail "Atletico Madrid are interested in re-signing Fernando Torres. However, the Spanish club do not wish to pay a transfer fee. Atletico, £404million in debt, want Chelsea to allow Torres to join them on a free transfer. Jose Mourinho last week scoffed at suggestions Torres would be allowed to..." December 16

  • Man Utd suffer a HUGE blow in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin

    Daily Star "The 28-year-old Atletico Madrid centre-back is not for sale according to the Spanish champions. Godin has a £28.5m buyout clause and reports in Spain state he will not be let go for anything less than the full price. The Uruguay defender - who helped Atleti to the title in Spain and to the..." December 09

  • Louis van Gaal told to meet £28.5m buy-out for Atletico Madrid star Diego Godin

    The Express "The Red Devils are reportedly lining up a bid for the 28-year-old in January, believed to be worth £16m. However, today's reports in Spain suggest Atletico are keen to keep hold of the centre-back and won't let him leave for anything below his £28.5m buy-out clause." December 09

  • Atletico Madrid lead chase to land Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla

    Daily Star "The reigning La Liga champions and beaten Champions League finalists are weighing up a move for the Spain star at the end of the season. But they are not the only interested party, with sources close to the player suggesting there is growing interest in his services. Cazorla turns 30 this..." December 07

  • Santi Cazorla keen to leave Arsenal for Atletico Madrid next summer

    Metro "Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla plans to end his spell in England and return to Spain with Atletico Madrid next summer. According to reports in Spanish publication Marca, the play-maker wants to return to his homeland after growing frustrated in north London. Despite winning last year’s FA..." December 05

  • Atletico Madrid bans seven fans, one supporter group after deadly fight

    Pro Soccer Talk "Atletico Madrid has expelled seven members from club membership and has banned a supporter group from the Vicente Calderon following a prematch fight that left one dead. The club said in a release, “Among those identified are 15 people who say they are Atletico Madrid supporters, of which seven..." December 02

  • Atletico Madrid AGREE to sell Miranda to Manchester United for £20m

    Daily Star "ATLETICO MADRID will accept a £20m bid from Manchester United for defender Miranda in January, reports in Spain claim. United are in the market for a defender and have also been linked with Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels, Athletic Bilbao starlet Aymeric Laporte and West Ham's Winston..." November 23

  • Chelsea and Man City poised to TRIGGER Atletico Madrid star Koke's £48m release clause

    The Express "Spanish reports strongly claim the Premier League duo have their sights firmly set on signing the 22-year-old, and will bypass a traditional bid altogether. Koke is clearly an incredible talent who looks set to play an integral role in the Spanish national side for many years to..." November 16

  • Manchester United transfer target Semih Kaya could be heading to Atletico Madrid

    Daily Mirror "Atletico Madrid are confident of tying up an £8million deal for Semih Kaya - but the Galatasaray defender would prefer a move to Manchester United. The Spanish club and United have both been watching the 23-year-old Turkey international centre-half, and Atletico's Miguel Angel Gil has flown to..." October 18

  • Griezmann confirms Arsenal bid: I needed Simeone, not Wenger, to help me improve

    Goal.com "Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann says that the chance to work with Diego Simeone helped him to decide to snub Arsenal this summer. After his form for Real Sociedad earned him a place in France's squad for World Cup 2014, the 23-year-old had attracted attention from several of Europe's..." October 15

  • Koke: Why I turned down big-money move to Manchester United

    Daily Star "The Spanish midfielder, 22, had a £48m release clause at Atletico that United pondered activating. Barcelona were also interested after impressing for his side in their La Liga-winning campaign. But despite several of the big Atletico stars leaving - Diego Costa and Filipe Luis both left to..." October 08

  • Andre Schurrle insists he is fully committed to Chelsea despite reported Atletico Madrid interest

    Daily Mirror "Andre Schurrle has warned teams intent on poaching him from Chelsea that he is fully committed to the Blues. Atletico Madrid declared an interest in the 23-year-old World Cup-winning German during the summer. They were impressed by his attitude despite not being an automatic starter under Jose..." September 27

  • Man Utd ready to include Juan Mata in deal to beat Chelsea to £24m defender Miranda

    The Express "United's deficiencies at the back so far this season have been well documented and Louis Van Gaal is expected to dip back into the transfer market this winter to strengthen his defence. There has been some suggestion that the Dutchman could use Michael Carrick as a makeshift centre-half after..." September 26

  • Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic to have surgery on broken nose

    Daily Mail "Atletico Madrid have reported that striker Mario Mandzukic broke his nose during Tuesday's 3-2 loss at Olympiacos in their Champions League Group A opener. The Spanish club said that the Croatian international will have surgery on this nose on Thursday. Mandzukic will almost certainly miss..." September 18

  • Champions League draw: Liverpool land Real Madrid, Man City get Bayern

    The Guardian "Manchester City have been drawn to face Bayern Munich for the third time in four years, and will also play CSKA Moscow and Roma in what presents the toughest draw for English clubs in the Champions League. However, Liverpool also face a tricky group and will play the current holders Real Madrid..." August 28

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  • Marco Reus snubbed big money move to Manchester United, claims Atletico chief

    Daily Mail "Marco Reus turned down a lucrative move to Manchester United this summer, according to Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo. The La Liga champions have been linked with a move for the Borussia Dortmund forward but Cerezo claims that the 25-year-old was never an option - while revealing..." August 20

  • Tottenham Hotspur stalling over Roberto Soldado's loan move to Atletico Madrid

    The Telegraph "Atlético Madrid remain interested in Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado, but face a battle to convince the White Hart Lane club to allow the Spaniard to leave on loan. It is understood Atlético Madrid would like to sign Soldado on loan for the season, with a view to a permanent..." August 09

  • Torres, Hernandez and Cazorla are NOT moving to Atletico Madrid says Spanish club's president

    Daily Mail "Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has ruled out making moves for Fernando Torres, Javier Hernandez or Santi Cazorla this summer. Chelsea's £50million striker has been linked with a return to his boyhood club while Diego Simeone has admitted he is keen on Manchester United poacher..." July 31

  • Atlético Madrid keen on Manchester United striker Javier Hernández

    The Guardian "Javier Hernández is unsure whether he will remain at Manchester United next year, but Atlético Madrid are willing to offer the Mexican an escape route from Old Trafford should he decide to leave. Hernández flew out to the United States to join the club’s pre-season tour but he has so far made..." July 31

  • Javier Hernandez earns praise from Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone

    Daily Mail "Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, raising the prospect of the Mexico star heading to join the Spanish champions. Hernandez has been linked with a move away from Manchester United this summer following a disappointing campaign at..." July 30

  • Chelsea’s Fernando Torres caught in tug of war between Monaco and Atletico Madrid

    Metro "Monaco are believed to have joined Atletico Madrid in the battle for Chelsea’s Fernando Torres. The Spanish international in thought to be a target for his former club after they sold Diego Costa to Chelsea last week, but with talks seemingly not progressing between the two parties, Monaco are..." July 23

  • Javier Manquillo set for two-year Liverpool loan as Brendan Rodgers beats Arsenal to signature

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool are set to seal a two-year loan deal for Atletico Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo. The 20-year-old was heavily linked with a switch to Arsenal but the Reds have seemingly beaten them to his signature. There is also said to be an option included for a £6million permanent..." July 23

  • Blow for Chelsea! Midfield target extends Atletico Madrid contract

    talkSport "The 33-year-old, who played for the Blues under compatriot Jose Mourinho in the 2004-05 season, became a free agent in June and was reportedly prepared to move back to Stamford Bridge while entertaining various rival offers from around the world. But Tiago has instead committed to Atletico -..." July 22

  • Atletico Madrid struggle to raise cash to re-sign £20m Fernando Torres due to striker's wage demands

    Daily Mail "Atletico Madrid are struggling to finance a deal to bring Fernando Torres back to the club from Chelsea. The club's chief executive Miguel Angel Gil was in London at the weekend amid reports that he had offered £12.5million for the 30-year-old ex-Liverpool striker. However, Torres is..." July 21

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