Atletico Madrid Rumors & News

  • Manchester United make stunning £57m bid for French star after Chelsea sign Pedro

    The Express "The Daily Mail report that Louis van Gaal has identified the France international as a priority signing as he looks to bolster his attacking options before deadline day. The transfer window closes on September 1 and United currently only have two experienced Premier League strikers on their..." August 20

  • Chelsea ‘see €65m transfer bid for midfielder Koke rejected by Atletico Madrid’

    Metro "Chelsea have had an ambitious €65million bid rejected for Atletico Madrid midfielder rejected according to sources in Spain. Spanish newspaper Marca claim that Jose Mourinho has been secretly chasing 23-year-old Spanish international Koke, confident he will be able to lure the Atletico man to..." August 08

  • Manchester United have £25m bid for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper rejected

    The Express "Spanish publication Marca report United had lined up the goalkeeper as their first-choice replacement for David De Gea. But Atletico have knocked back the £25m offer, stressing the desire to keep hold of their top squad players this summer. The Slovenia international is expected to be the La..." August 08

  • Godín to pen new Atlético deal after rejecting City "Diego Godín has rebuffed a big-money offer from Manchester City in order to stay at Atlético de Madrid, where he is one of Diego Simeone's on-pitch lieutenants. The club coached by Manuel Pellegrini had been willing to trigger the centre-back's €40 million release clause and tried to convince the..." August 07

  • West Ham to recruit Raul Jimenez from Atletico Madrid on a £1.4m season-long loan

    Daily Mail "West Ham United have been given the all-clear to sign Raul Jimenez from Atletico Madrid on a £1.4million season-long loan after gaining a work permit for the Mexico international. He will be the Hammers' ninth signing of the summer after Dimitri Payet, Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang, Stephen..." August 07

  • Filipe Luis cleared for Chelsea exit as Juve beat Liverpool and Man Utd to Atletico ace

    The Express "Luis has already agreed a deal to return to Atletico just 12 months after making the move to Stamford Bridge. But the deal has been held up as the La Liga outfit look to offload Siqueira, according to reports. Siqueira has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United." July 25

  • Blues pushing to wrap up £14m Abdul Baba Rahman deal as Filipe Luis returns to Atletico Madrid

    London Evening Standard "Chelsea are pushing to conclude a £14m deal with Augsburg for left back Abdul Baba Rahman after finally selling Filipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid. It is understood Atletico have re-signed the Brazil international for a figure close to the £16m Chelsea paid for him last summer. Luis, who..." July 21

  • Atletico Madrid president confirms Spanish club are in talks with Chelsea over summer move for Filipe Luis

    Daily Mail "Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has revealed his club is in talks with Chelsea regarding left-back Filipe Luis' possible return to the Vicente Calderon stadium this summer. The Brazil international joined Chelsea in a £15.8million transfer last summer after four seasons at Atletico and..." July 17

  • Atletico Madrid fans won't forgive David de Gea if he leaves Manchester United for Real, claims former team-mate

    Daily Mail "Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been warned Atletico Madrid fans will not forgive him if he joins cross-city rivals Real. The 24-year-old has this week been seen in Madrid, increasing speculation he will leave Old Trafford for the Bernabeu. He insisted he was there only to..." July 04

  • Arsenal will only listen to huge offers for Santi Cazorla from Atletico Madrid

    Daily Star "Diego Simeone's side have been tracking the Gunners star for around two years. And the Mail reports that the Spanish side are now set to make a fresh bid for the playmaker. The club's Argentinian boss wants Cazorla to replace Arda Turan, who looks certain to leave the club this summer." July 03

  • Manchester United ‘to pay Arda Turan’s £29.2m release clause to seal transfer’

    Metro "Manchester United have agreed to pay Arda Turan’s release clause to sign him from Atletico Madrid, according to reports. Turan is looking increasingly likely to change clubs this summer, having revealed on Twitter he’s talking to ‘three or four’ different teams. And amid claims that United..." July 02

  • Toby Alderweireld on Tottenham's radar with Daniel Levy heading to Spain this week to try and clinch deal

    Daily Mail "Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy is expected in Spain this week in an attempt to strike a deal for Toby Alderweireld. The Atletico Madrid star is on Mauricio Pochettino's hitlist but a move for the defender is far from certain. And Levy is due to jet into the Spanish capital this week to clinch..." July 02

  • Atletico Madrid's Arda Turan confirms his agent is talking to '3-4 clubs'

    Daily Mail "Arda Turan has admitted his agent is in talks with three or four clubs over a possible exit from Atletico Madrid. The Turkey playmaker has a contract with the Spanish club until June 2017 but his agent, Ahmet Bulut, has been quoted as saying in recent days the 28-year-old is keen to play in the..." June 29

  • Agent: Atletico Madrid triggers Jackson Martinez’s $39 million release clause

    Pro Soccer Talk "For those hoping to see Jackson Martinez threaten the Premier League’s best defenses, you’ll have to settle for that continuing in the UEFA Champions League. Despite links with Arsenal and AC Milan, Jackson is set to sign a four-year-deal with Atletico Madrid, according to his agent. Porto’s..." June 24

  • Mario Mandzukic targeted by Juventus ahead of possible Tevez exit

    ESPN FC "Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed his interest in Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic amid reports Juventus are closing in on the striker's signature. Tuttosport reports that Juventus have reached an agreement with Mandzukic after AS claimed that the Serie A champions had approached his..." June 17

  • Filipe Luis says he won't force through move back to Atletico Madrid

    London Evening Standard "Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has said the Blues will decide if he moves on this summer amid speculation he could return to Atletico Madrid. Luis made just nine Premier League starts in the 2014-15 title-winning campaign at Stamford Bridge after joining from Atleti for £16million in July. The..." June 12

  • Atletico Madrid want Carlos Tevez and Filipe Luis, Diego Simeone confirms

    ESPN FC "Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says he hopes to sign Juventus attacker Carlos Tevez and Chelsea left-back Filipe Luis this summer. Atletico have been regularly linked with a move for Argentina international Tevez through recent weeks, with Juve director general Giuseppe Marotta having..." June 10

  • Report: “Unhappy” Diego Costa wants to leave Chelsea, return to Atletico Madrid

    Pro Soccer Talk "Despite securing the Premier League title, being named in the PFA Team of the Season and scoring more goals than any other Chelsea player in his debut season in west London, Diego Costa is not a happy man. Costa, 26, is apparently finding it hard to settle in London and a report from Spanish..." June 01

  • 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