Atletico Madrid Rumors & News

  • Thibaut Courtois warned of Jose Mourinho's mind games by Atletico team-mate Tiago

    Daily Mail "On-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been warned to watch out for Jose Mourinho’s mind games as Atletico Madrid and Chelsea prepare to lock horns in the Champions League. Courtois will play against the club who own him in the semi-final on Tuesday night with ex-Stamford Bridge midfielder..." April 21

  • Chelsea confident £50m transfer of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid is in the bag

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho is confident Chelsea have tied up a stunning £50million deal for Diego Costa. Atletico Madrid striker Costa is poised to agree a contract worth £185,000-a-week to move to Stamford Bridge this summer. Atletico boss Diego Simeone has even admitted they cannot stand in the..." April 16

  • Chelsea are very keen on Diego Costa and we want Fernando Torres, admits Atletico manager

    The Telegraph "Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone has confirmed Chelsea's interest in "rebel" striker Diego Costa, and says Fernando Torres "would love" to rejoin the Spanish club. Chelsea expect to make Spain striker Costa their major signing this summer and Simeone claims he will support Costa if he..." April 15

  • Champions League semi-finals: Chelsea face Atlético and Bayern tackle Real

    The Guardian "Chelsea have been drawn to face Atlético Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, having been told by Uefa that a clause requiring the Spaniards to fork out up to €6m for the goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to play against his parent club is "null, void and unenforceable". Unlike in the Premier..." April 11

  • Atletico Madrid ‘target summer move for Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez’

    Metro "Javier Hernandez could be one of a number of Manchester United players to leave Old Trafford this season, with Atletico Madrid reportedly keen on his signature. The Mexican international has found game time hard to come by under the management of David Moyes this season, making just 11 starts..." April 11

  • Courtois will NOT play against Chelsea if we draw them, Atletico president confirms

    Daily Mail "Chelsea will be hoping to get Atletico Madrid in Friday’s Champions League semi-final draw after it was revealed the two clubs’ loan agreement could prevent brilliant goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois playing in the game. The news took the shine off one of the greatest nights in the club’s history..." April 10

  • Thibaut Courtois to announce Chelsea future next week

    The Express "The 21-year-old stopper is currently on his third successive loan spell at the La Liga leaders, who can boast the best defensive record out of the 20 sides. Courtois has also helped his side to the quarter-finals in the Champions League, holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at the Nou..." April 03

  • Tottenham's Hugo Lloris a transfer target for three of the Champions League last eight

    Daily Mirror "Hugo Lloris is involved in a three-way transfer battle, with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid trying to prise him out of Tottenham. Spanish champions Barca and their Champions League quarter-final opponents Atletico both want France goalkeeper Lloris, who has already hinted he..." April 02

  • Chelsea's on-loan goalkeeper Courtois expects a decision to be made over his future next week

    Daily Mirror "Thibaut Courtois has confirmed a decision will be made over his future next week. The Belgian goalkeeper, currently on loan with Atletico Madrid from Chelsea, insisted an announcement would be made as to where he will play his football next season. The 21-year-old was speaking to Spanish..." April 02

  • Chelsea close in on Costa as Mourinho plans £40m move for Atletico star

    Daily Mail "Chelsea are in pole position to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa in a staggering £40million deal this summer. Jose Mourinho's search for a top-class centre-forward has been narrowed down and he is ready to take the plunge on the Spain international. Chelsea will watch him again on..." March 27

  • Chelsea Set To Loan Fernando Torres To Atletico Madrid In Exchange For Diego Costa

    Caught Off Side "Chelsea are set to propose a massive swap deal that would involve striker Fernando Torres heading back to Atletico Madrid on loan in exchange for Diego Costa, according to Tuttosport. The Blues are in the market for a world class striker this summer as the Spaniard and Samuel Eto’o have failed..." March 20

  • Report: David Villa the next big name heading to MLS?

    Pro Soccer Talk "Digging around the rumor mill, some interesting news regarding Spanish international and current Atletico Madrid forward David Villa has surfaced. Turns out Villa could be heading to Major League Soccer this summer, as Atletico continue to stall on a new contract extension for the 32-year-old..." March 19

  • Chelsea eye £27million Diego Costa bid after making him top transfer target

    Metro "Chelsea are ready to go all out to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid in the summer after making him their top transfer target. Blues boss Jose Mourinho has told the club’s hierarchy that signing a world class striker should be the priority during the summer transfer window. And despite..." March 14

  • Courtois says rumours Chelsea will sell him to Real Madrid are designed to unsettle Atletico

    Metro "Thibaut Courtois claims rumours linking him with a Real Madrid transfer have been cooked up purely to ‘destabilise’ Atletico Madrid’s season. Atletico, where Chelsea keeper Courtois has been on loan for three years, are still going strong in the Champions League and are challenging for the La..." March 12

  • Athletico Madrid dump ball boy who pranked Ronaldo

    Fox Sports "Remember the Atletico ball boy who gave Cristiano Ronaldo a hard time in the Madrid derby two weekends ago? The young teen — now identified as Iván — famously baited Ronaldo with a ball before chucking it away from him, a blatant and bold attempt at time-wasting. The act drew both criticism and..." March 10

  • Atletico Madrid make Tottenham flop their No.1 summer transfer target

    talkSport "Tottenham flop Roberto Soldado could revive his career back in La Liga this year amid reports Atletico Madrid have made the Spaniard their No.1 summer transfer target. High-flying Atletico, who are in the hunt for silverware at home and in Europe, are mindful of growing interest in star man..." February 27

  • Atletico Madrid won't sell Premier League target Diego Costa this summer says president

    Daily Mirror "Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says they have no intention of selling star striker Diego Costa this summer. The Brazilian-born forward has been terrifying defences in La Liga and Europe this season, netting 27 goals in 36 matches for Diego Simeone's side. Such form has seen the..." February 26

  • Chelsea can have Diego Costa if they let Atletico Madrid keep Thibaut Courtois

    Daily Star "High-level talks between the Blues and Atletico Madrid took place in London in the last week. And more talks are planned about the two players after the next round of Champions League matches this month. Representatives of Atletico actually put TWO offers on the table for Chelsea’s Belgium..." February 14

  • Atletico Madrid snap up Diego

    ESPN FC "Atletico Madrid have signed midfielder Diego from Wolfsburg for a reported 1.5 million euros. The 28-year-old, whose contract with the Bundesliga club was set to expire in the summer, had long been linked with a return to Atletico -- where he spent a successful season on loan in..." January 31

  • Chelsea set to make late £30m bid for Diego Costa

    Give Me Sport "Chelsea are set to make a late deadline day move for Atletico Madrid striker and Manchester United target Diego Costa, according to the Metro. The Brazil-born frontman has been consistently linked with Stamford Bridge throughout this transfer window. And despite assurances from Chelsea boss..." January 31

  • Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois was ‘never interested’ in Barcelona move

    Metro "Thibaut Courtois is not disappointed to have apparently been overlooked by Barcelona, as he was never interested in a move to the Nou Camp, according to his father. The Chelsea goalkeeper, currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, has been linked with a permanent move to another top European side..." January 03

  • Arsenal prepare £32m offer for Chelsea target Diego Costa

    Daily Star "Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has a crisis with his forwards after stand-in Nicklas Bendtner sprained an ankle scoring in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Cardiff. He will be out for at least six weeks and first-choice Olivier Giroud is also missing due to an ankle injury. Costa, 25, has a £32m buyout..." January 03

  • Chelsea look to trump Arsenal to the signing of Diego Costa

    Daily Star "Blues manager Jose Mourinho is eager to add to his attack in the upcoming window with striking trio Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba failing to hit the back of the net on a regular basis. Mourinho is still interested in bringing Monaco striker Radamel Falcao to Stamford Bridge, but a..." December 20

  • Arsenal scouts continue to watch £32m Atletico goal machine Costa

    Daily Mail "Arsenal are continuing to watch Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa, with the Brazilian goal machine carrying a £32million release clause. Gunners scouts will travel to Atletico's two games this week against Sant Andreu and Levante, but it is thought the North London club do not wish to stretch to..." December 18

  • Adrian signs new Atletico deal

    The World Game "Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez has signed a contract extension that ties him to the Primera Division club until June 2018. The 25-year-old has scored 23 league goals for Atletico since joining from Deportivo La Coruna in 2011. The Asturian played a key role as the capital club won the..." December 17

  • Manchester United's chances of signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke have faded

    Inside Futbol "Koke is high on Manchester United's wanted list for the winter window and an approach is expected for the 21-year-old, with Red Devils boss David Moyes having admitted he has money to spend when the transfer market swings open again in just a matter of weeks. Moyes was in the stands at the..." December 16

  • Tottenham play down Lamela to Atletico Madrid rumours

    Give Me Sport "Tottenham have played down rumours summer signing Erik Lamela could leave the club on loan in January. The Daily Express reported earlier on in the week that Lamela could leave White Hart Lane in the new year - due to the winger's recent poor form. However a Tottenham source has told the..." December 12

  • Atletico eye deal for Chelsea's Mata and De Bruyne as Man U ready Koke bid

    Daily Star "Atletico Madrid are hoping to bring Chelsea duo Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne to Spain as they prepare to let Manchester United and Liverpool target Koke leave in the January transfer window. Both Mata and De Bruyne have seen first-team action under Jose Mourinho limited since he returned to..." December 05

  • Courtois wants fair challenge to Cech's No 1 spot before agreeing to Chelsea return

    Daily Mail "Thibault Courtois wants Jose Mourinho to give him a fair crack at replacing Petr Cech as Chelsea No 1 next season before agreeing to return. The Belgium international, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid, has enhanced his growing reputation as one of the best emerging goalkeepers in world..." December 04

  • Liverpool and Man Utd to activate Arda Turan's £33m release clause in January

    The Express "Liverpool and Manchester United are set to fight for the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan in January. Reports in Turkey suggest that the bitter rivals have both sent their scouts to watch Turan in action, but the winger has a £33million (€40million) release clause in a..." November 27

  • Man Utd step up interest in Koke and Angel Di Maria after Ander Herrera snub

    Daily Star "Ander Herrera is not looking to secure a move to Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window. David Moyes was desperate to bring the Athletic Bilbao midfielder to Old Trafford in the summer, but saw a late bid fall through. The United boss is keen to add to his attacking options in..." November 27

  • Liverpool ponder Mendez after Suarez recommends fellow Uruguayan striker

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool are trailing teenage striker Kevin Mendez - after a glowing report from his countryman and current Reds hitman Luis Suarez. Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and the Anfield giants all scouted the forward, who is currently on the books of Uruguayan heavyweights Penarol, in last..." November 27

  • United and Chelsea chase EIGHT-year-old Argentinian wonderkid nicknamed 'Snow Messi'

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea and Manchester United are locked in a transfer battle for an Argentinian wonderkid aged just EIGHT years old. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Milan and Atletico Madrid are also watching developments on the youngster destined to be the next Lionel Messi. Claudio Gabriel Nancufil, nicknamed..." November 21

  • Barca to turn to Chelsea's Ramires if they miss out on Koke

    The Express "Barcelona are eyeing Chelsea midfielder Ramires if they miss out on signing Atletico Madrid youngster Koke, who has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United. The Spanish giants currently have no shortage of midfielders and a replacement for Victor Valdes in goal currently remains the..." November 20

  • Atletico Madrid keep tabs on Reina

    Sports Direct News "Atletico Madrid are keeping tabs on Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina as they consider their options for a new goalkeeper next summer, SportsDirect News has learned. The Spanish shot-stopper is currently on a season-long loan from Liverpool at Serie A outfit Napoli, and is widely expected to..." November 11

  • Diego Costa a Chelsea transfer target as they plot January move for a striker

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea to buy a big-name striker in January - with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa on his wish-list. Manager Mourinho believes the Blues need to add a new forward in the winter transfer window to strengthen their title challenge. Mourinho is hopeful Roman Abramovich will..." October 23

  • Moyes will block Javier Hernandez January exit from Manchester United

    Metro "David Moyes insists Javier Hernandez will not be quitting Manchester United when the transfer window opens in January. The striker has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent weeks having started just two matches in all competitions this term with Tottenham and Atletico Madrid..." October 23

  • Arsenal and Liverpool on red alert for Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan

    The Express "ARSENAL and Liverpool are both set to be locked in a transfer tussle for Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan. The 26-year-old has been on Arsenal's radar before although have never firmed up their interest. And according to reports in Turkey Turan is high on both clubs' wishlists. Turkish..." October 20

  • United ready to make fresh £16m move for 'new Xavi' to fill midfield void

    Daily Mail "Manchester United are ready to revive their interest in the 'new Xavi of Spanish football' by launching a January bid for Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke. The 21-year old was on former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's radar last season after establishing himself at the heart of Atletico's..." October 16

  • Toby Alderweireld reveals that he snubbed Liverpool in favour of move to Atletico Madrid

    Daily Mirror "The 23-year-old who can play at full-back and centre-back shunned Liverpool's approaches to sign for Diego Simeone's side. Former Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join Liverpool during the transfer window. The Belgian international who ended..." September 04

  • Manchester City agree €4.7m deal with Atletico Madrid for Demichelis "Manchester City have agreed a deal in principle with Atletico Madrid for centre-back Martin Demichelis Goal understands. City have negotiated a fee of around €4.1 million up front plus a further €580k in add-ons with the Liga club. Personal terms are yet to be agreed with the Argentine..." August 28

  • Atletico Madrid make loan bid for Juan Mata?

    SB Nation "This Juan Mata stuff is getting silly. All summer long the two-time Chelsea player of the year has been linked with a move away from the club (he's 'not Jose Mourinho's kind of player' after all) and now the latest talk is that Atletico Madrid are trying to get him on loan. Seriously. If true..." August 26

  • Atletico Madrid make audacious loan offer for Chelsea's Juan Mata

    Daily Mail "On the eve of Chelsea's first big game of the Premier League against Manchester United Juan Mata has been the subject of a loan bid from Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Interest in the midfielder has been rife from around Europe with Barcelona among the clubs trying to bring Mata back to..." August 25

  • Manchester City may have to pay asking price for Martín Demichelis

    The Guardian "Manchester City have been told they must pay €5m (£4.26m) for Martín Demichelis as Manuel Pellegrini focuses on the Atlético Madrid central defender now that the pursuit of Pepe has ended because Real Madrid are not willing to sell the Portuguese. Yet with Atlético placing that price on..." August 22

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