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‘It was a joke!’ – Alba slams Barcelona’s decision to sell Suarez to Atletico
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‘It was a joke!’ – Alba slams Barcelona’s decision to sell Suarez to Atletico

The Spanish full-back thinks his employers were wrong to sell the prolific striker to a direct rival last summer Jordi Alba has branded Barcelona's decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid as "a joke" while admitting his ex-team-mate has "shut a lot of mouths" at Wanda Metropolitano. Suarez completed a €6 million move to Atletico from Barca last summer, bringing to an end his trophy-laden six-year career at Camp Nou. The Uruguayan was deemed surplus to requirements in Catalunya due to his age, but the 34-year-old proved he is still sharp as a tack in front of goal by firing the Los Rojoblancos to their first La Liga title in seven years last term.  
LaLiga: Luis Suarez Breaks Ronaldo’s Record as Atlético Madrid go Eight Points Clear
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LaLiga: Luis Suarez Breaks Ronaldo’s Record as Atlético Madrid go Eight Points Clear

Luis Suarez continued his brilliant start at Atletico Madrid, with a record-breaking brace in their 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Monday night. The Uruguay striker struck just before half-time at the Wanda Metropolitano to make it 1-1, after the visitors had taken the lead through Santi Mina. Suarez struck again early in the second half to give Diego Simeone’s men the lead. The goals took Suarez’s goal tally for Atletico up to 16 in just 17 LaLiga appearances, since arriving from Barcelona last summer. The 34-year-old is the first player to score 16 goals in his first 17 games for a team in the Spanish top-flight in the 21st century. The previous best of 15 goals in the same number of matches was set by Cristiano Ronaldo during his stunning start to his successful spell at...
Griezmann ‘no longer knows how to play football with Barcelona’, says Lizarazu
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Griezmann ‘no longer knows how to play football with Barcelona’, says Lizarazu

The former France international has urged his fellow countryman to seek a transfer away from Camp Nou Antoine Griezmann "no longer knows how to play football" with Barcelona, according to Bixente Lizarazu. Griezmann's career trajectory has stalled since his €120 million (£109m/$142m) move to Barca from Atletico Madrid in July 2019. The Frenchman scored 133 goals in 257 games for Diego Simeone's side at Wanda Metropolitano, but has so far been unable to replicate that prolific form at Camp Nou.
Joao Felix would ‘be at a higher level’ if he joined Real Madrid instead of Atletico
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Joao Felix would ‘be at a higher level’ if he joined Real Madrid instead of Atletico

The Portuguese coach thinks a fellow countryman would have fit in better at Santiago Bernabeu than Wanda Metropolitano Joao Felix would be "at a higher level" if he had joined Real Madrid instead of Atletico Madrid, claims Carlos Carvalhal. Atletico shelled out €126 million (£122m/$142m) to sign Felix from Benfica ahead of Antoine Griezmann's departure for La Liga rivals Barcelona last year. However, the 20-year-old has only contributed six goals and three assists in 28 appearances, with ankle and hamstring injuries sidelining him for separate short spells.
Klopp Reveals Those Responsible for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Atletico
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Klopp Reveals Those Responsible for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Atletico

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has claimed the hostile fans inside the Wanda Metropolitano affected his Liverpool team and influenced the referee, following their 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid. The Champions League holders suffered a rare loss in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday against the Spanish club. Saul Niguez scored the only goal in the opening five minutes, as Diego Simeone’s men claimed a big win. “We speak about Anfield and the power a stadium can have, and tonight we saw it. They got a result, the stadium wasn’t here to see sensational football, they got the result and so they are happy. “It was difficult for the referee to deal with the atmosphere tonight,” Klopp told BT Sport after the game. Klopp however warned Atletico to expect a similar reception, wh...
Joao Felix Is A Fine Player, But He’s At The Wrong Club – Van Der Vaart
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Joao Felix Is A Fine Player, But He’s At The Wrong Club – Van Der Vaart

Atletico Madrid’s style of play under Diego Simeone is not suited to the young playmaker, according to a former Real Madrid star Atletico Madrid starlet Joao Felix is a talented player but he’s playing for the “wrong club”, according to Rafael van der Vaart. Felix became the most expensive Portuguese player in history when he completed a £113 million ($148m) switch from Benfica to Wanda Metropolitano back in July. The 20-year-old emerged as one of the brightest prospects in European football at Estadio da Luz last season, scoring 19 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions. His performances attracted attention from some of the world’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain, but Atletico ended up winning the ...
Asisat Oshoala, The SUV Of Barcelona Women By La Liga
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Asisat Oshoala, The SUV Of Barcelona Women By La Liga

 Translated from Spanish by Google Translate.   Asisat Oshoala, the SUV of Barcelona Women's Strength, power, physical and many goals perfectly summarize how it is and everything Oshoala gives to Barcelona Women's. He arrived less than a year ago, and is already one of the great stars of the First Iberdrola . Specifically, on January 31 of this year, Asisat Oshoala landed in the Spanish women's soccer competition, fully meeting all the expectations that were formed around her signing. It was an assignment that, a few months later, would become a purchase by the Catalan club. And besides, their goals are key. As, for example, the one who scored on day 5 of this campaign, before Sporting Huelva. His was the only goal of the game, which gave Barcelona three points. Or the on...
Joao Felix drops Premier League move hint & is asked about future switch to Tottenham
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Joao Felix drops Premier League move hint & is asked about future switch to Tottenham

The £112m ($140m) youngster has a long career ahead of him and could one day make the move to the English top flight Atletico Madrid's headline summer signing Joao Felix has suggested that he would like to play in the Premier League at some point in his career. Felix had been linked with a move to several of Europe's heavyweight clubs before completing his move to the Wanda Metropolitano, with Manchester City and United both reportedly interested in the highly-rated youngster. Atleti would ultimately seal a deal for Felix, however, with former club Benfica earning €126 million (£112m/$140m) as their starlet swapped Portugal for the Spanish capital.
Atletico Madrid spending spree continues with €29m Hermoso capture
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Atletico Madrid spending spree continues with €29m Hermoso capture

The Espanyol defender is the latest player to join Diego Simeone's side, with the likes of Joao Felix and Kieran Trippier having already signed Atletico Madrid's close-season spending spree has continued with the €29 million (£26m/$33m) acquisition of Spain defender Mario Hermoso from Espanyol. The 24-year-old centre-back has cost Atletico €25m (£22m/$28m) upfront, with a further €4m to follow in the shape of various performance-related add-ons. Hermoso had just 12 months left on his Espanyol contract and has now agreed to a five-year deal at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico president denies €40m Rebic approach
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Atletico president denies €40m Rebic approach

Rumours had linked the Rojiblancos with a move for the Croatia international but the Spanish club's president denied any contact had been made Atletico Madrid have denied having any contact with Eintracht Frankfurt regarding a bid for Ante Rebic. Rumours had linked the Croatia international forward with a €40 million (£36m/$45m) switch from Germany to Spain, but Atletico president Miguel Angel Gil Marin has moved to quell those stories. Martin denied that Rebic would join Joao Felix at the Wanda Metropolitano next season after the Portuguese teenager made a €126m move to Madrid from Benfica on Wednesday to become the fifth-most expensive transfer of all time.
Atletico Madrid ready to fight Man City in race to sign teen sensation Joao Felix
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Atletico Madrid ready to fight Man City in race to sign teen sensation Joao Felix

The Rojiblancos believe that the promise of more first-team minutes will persuade the Portugal international to move to the Spanish capital Atletico Madrid are ready to fight Manchester City in the battle to sign Benficawonderkid Joao Felix. Goal can confirm that Atletico are hopeful of convincing the Portugal international that he will earn more first-team opportunities at Wanda Metropolitano than with the Premier League champions. Felix has broken onto the scene during the last year, scoring 20 goals and laying on 11 assists in 43 matches across all competitions for Benfica, with a number of Europe's top clubs reported to now be interested in the 19-year-old.
Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes tragically dies in car accident
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Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes tragically dies in car accident

The Spaniard's former club Sevilla have confirmed that the 35-year-old and his cousins, Jonathan and Manuel Calderon, were killed in the collision Former Arsenal and Sevilla winger Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car accident at the age of 35. The EFE agency in Spain reports that the accident took place in Seville at 11.40am local time and that "his car went off the road and caught fire". Sevilla would later confirm that the former Spain international's cousins Jonathan Reyes and Manuel Calderon were also killed in the collision. Reyes left the Liga club in 2016 but was a popular figure over two spells with the Andalusians. He also played for Arsenal between 2004 and 2007, scoring 23 goals in all competitions for the Gunners and winning the Premier League and FA Cup. Most...
Who is performing music at the Champions League 2019 final between Spurs & Liverpool?
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Who is performing music at the Champions League 2019 final between Spurs & Liverpool?

Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons will follow in the footsteps of Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas and Dua Lipa by performing at the Wanda Metropolitano Imagine Dragons has been confirmed by UEFA as the band that will play before the 2018-19 Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano. Best known in Europe for their hits ‘Radioactive’, ‘Demons’ and ‘Thunder’, the Las Vegas outfit have also topped the US rock charts over the last year with ‘Natural’ and scored a No.2 hit with ‘Bad Liar’. The band, who will have a slot on the pitch around 10 minutes before the game’s big kick off, has sold 12 million albums and more than 35 million singles worldwide.  
Man City Hoping To Beat Barca To Griezmann
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Man City Hoping To Beat Barca To Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona is not a done deal and Manchester City are among the clubs looking to sign the France star, according to Sport. The forward has a €200 million release clause, which drops to €120m on July 1, and City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern are all interested. Barcelona do not want a bidding war for Griezmann, so they will pull out of a deal if he does not openly signal his desire to move to the Liga champions soon. Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha would be prepared to re-join Manchester United this summer, and snub Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund in the process, according to The Telegraph. The Eagles have set their asking price at £100m, with United mulling over a move for a player they initially signed for £10million in 2013. Zaha left Old trafford ...
Asisat Oshoala stars as Barcelona beats Atletico Madrid
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Asisat Oshoala stars as Barcelona beats Atletico Madrid

Asisat Oshoala starred for Barcelona Ladie as they beat title rivals Atletico Madrid Ladies at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. The Nigerian forward continued her impressive goal scoring form for Barcelona Ladie by netting one in their 2-0 away win against It was Asisat Oshoala‘s fifth goal in five appearances for Barcelona Ladies in the Liga Iberdrola since her arrival on loan from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian in January. Apart from Barcelona’s Ladie’s impressive performance, was a new world record set in the match. Over 60,000 people attended the women’s club football match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, which is a new world record. The jam-packed crowd crammed into the 68,000-capacity Wanda Metropolitano after the tie was switched due to demand for tickets. Atl...
Diego Godin Reveals who Caused Atletico Madrid’s 3-0 Defeat to Juventus
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Diego Godin Reveals who Caused Atletico Madrid’s 3-0 Defeat to Juventus

Atletico Madrid captain, Diego Godin has blamed the club’s forwards, Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann, following his side’s Champions League 3-0 defeat to Juventus on Tuesday night. Cristiano Ronaldo netted a stunning hat-trick as Juventus defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 and qualified for the quarter-final of the Champions League. Juventus came into the tie trailing 2-0 to Atletico Madrid from the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano. Godin has now blamed Morata and Griezmann for failing to score a goal against the hosts, adding that Diego Simeone’s men were poor in attack. “We couldn’t find a way to hurt them,” Godin was quoted by Metro UK as saying at post-match. “We defended but conc...
Ronaldo’s Hat-trick Dumps Atletico Madrid Out, Man City Crush Schalke
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Ronaldo’s Hat-trick Dumps Atletico Madrid Out, Man City Crush Schalke

Cristiano Ronaldo netted a stunning hat-trick, as Juventus defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 and qualified for the quarter-final of the Champions League. The Serie A champions came into the tie trailing 2-0 from the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano. However, Ronaldo opened scoring with a header in the first half, to calm the nerves of the host. The former Real Madrid star made it 2-0 in the second half, before drilling home a penalty late in the game, to seal their passage into the next round. In the other game, Manchester City hammered Schalke 04 7-0 to qualify 10-2 on aggregate.
All The Teams That Have Qualified For Quarter-final So Far
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All The Teams That Have Qualified For Quarter-final So Far

Four clubs have already booked their place in the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League. They are: Manchester United, Ajax, FC Porto and Tottenham Hotspur. United pulled off one of the most remarkable comebacks in the competition, fighting back from a 2-0 home deficit, to win 3-1 at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night. Ajax also qualified despite losing 2-1 in Amsterdam, following their impressive 4-1 victory at Real Madrid. Tottenham Hotspur claimed a 4-0 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund and FC Porto needed extra time to see off Roma yesterday. The other four teams will be decided next week. Liverpool travel to Bayern Munich following a 0-0 draw at Anfield in the first leg. Manchester City have the advantage after beating Schalke 3-2 in Germany. At...
Weekend Of Rivalries As Real Betis Battle Sevilla In Seville Derby
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Weekend Of Rivalries As Real Betis Battle Sevilla In Seville Derby

Atletico Madrid’s Spanish forward Fernando Torres (L) vies with Real Betis’ Spanish defender Marc Bartra (R) during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Betis at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on April 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OSCAR DEL POZO Derby matches are also set to be played out in Valencia, Madrid and the Basque Country this Matchday, the third of the new season. The Seville derby, also known as El Gran Derbi, is one the most highly anticipated fixtures in Spanish football and the first one of the 2018/19 season takes place this Sunday evening. Sevilla will visit Real Betis after failing to win either of last year’s clashes, losing 5-3 to the Béticos at home then drawing 2-2 away, in the process finishing behind their riva...
Simeone Faces Five-Game Ban For Sending Off Against Arsenal
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Simeone Faces Five-Game Ban For Sending Off Against Arsenal

Diego Simeone is facing a potential five-game ban after being sent to the stands at the Emirates on Thursday night by referee Clement Turpin. The Atlético Madrid manager was sent off for protesting Sime Vrsaljko's 10th minute second yellow card. For now, neither will be available for the return leg at the Wanda Metropolitano but Simeone could face a much harsher ban than that of his player. The Argentine was reported for "insulting the referee" and for maintaining contact with the bench after his sending off. He faces a three game ban for the former as UEFA state in their rules: suspension for three competition matches or a specified period for insulting any match official. He could also face additional punishment, according to article 69, "A team manager/coach who is sent off or suspend...
Ivan Rakitic Ready To Play In The Copa del Rey Final
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Ivan Rakitic Ready To Play In The Copa del Rey Final

The Croatian had his hand operated on after suffering a finger fracture but on Thursday was able to train normally after missing the last couple of matches, ahead of Saturday's clash at the Wanda Metropolitano. Valverde will be able to take his whole squad to Madrid on Saturday and pick from everyone for the game. Rakitic has been absent since sustaining the injury against Roma in the Champions League.
Spain Thrashed Argentina 6-1
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Spain Thrashed Argentina 6-1

It was an embarrassing defeat for an Argentina side desperately missing the injured Lionel Messi. Spain hit Argentina for six with a hat-trick from Isco and goals from Diego Costa, Iago Aspas and Thiago Alcantara. Lionel Messi missed the match through injury, instead watching on from a box at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Without their main man, Argentina shipped six against Spain, and with 13 minutes remaining of the match, Messi had seen enough. Leaving his seat next to West Ham's Manuel Lanzini, the Barcelona star said his goodbyes and was on his way
Game Of Thrones: Atlético And Real Madrid Players Compete
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Game Of Thrones: Atlético And Real Madrid Players Compete

This weekend sees Atlético Madrid host city rivals Real Madrid in LaLiga. The is the first meeting between the two giants of the 2017/18 campaign and is notable for being the first ever Madrid derby at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. As Diego Simeone and Zinedine Zidane put their minds to selecting their starting XIs for the match, our resident Epik reporters got to thinking about who some of the players would best represent in Game of Thrones. Here, is their selection. Godín and Griezmann as Hodor and Bran Stark Carrasco as Oberyn Gabi as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane Koke as Tormund Giantsbane Saúl as Jon Snow Casemiro as The Mountain Asensio as Gendry Cristiano Ronaldo as Jamie Lannister Modric as Tyrion Lannister Marcelo as Grey Worm Ramos as Khal Drogo Isco as Beric Dondarrion
Real Madrid Will Have 900 Supporters Cheering Them On Against Atletico
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Real Madrid Will Have 900 Supporters Cheering Them On Against Atletico

The sides meet on November 18 for the first Madrid derby in history to be played at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Zinedine Zidane has taken his Real side to third place in LaLiga and they currently sit level on points with their Madrid counterparts, with only a three goal difference separating them. There were questions surrounding the allocation due to Barcelona not receiving any tickets when they played the Rojiblancos last month, but this was because Atleti's partners and sponsors took their allocation.
Barcelona ‘Prepare Summer Move For £89m Antoine Griezmann’
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Barcelona ‘Prepare Summer Move For £89m Antoine Griezmann’

Griezmann signed a new contract with the Wanda Metropolitano outfit in June amid intense interest from elsewhere, but the club reluctantly agreed to include a €100m (£89m) release clause to persuade the 26-year-old to commit. Barca were interested in Griezmann earlier this year but were put off by Atletico's valuation of around €200m, according to Mundo Deportivo. But the Spanish newspaper claim that the Catalan club are now ready to meet his buy-out clause. Barca have apparently made Griezmann aware of their intention to move for him at the end of the season, with the player said to have responded positively. Griezmann has struggled for form recently. The Frenchman has failed to score in five of his seven La Liga outings this season and was also scoreless as Atletico toiled to a 0-0 d...
Tickets Released For All Of Atletico Madrid’s Home Games This Year
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Tickets Released For All Of Atletico Madrid’s Home Games This Year

Barcelona will be the first side to visit the Wanda Metropolitano after the international break and only 850 tickets have been made available, with prices ranging from 150 to 325 euros. After the Catalans, Diego Simeone's side host Villarreal, for which there are only around 330 tickets available with prices starting at 50 euros and going up to 180 euros. There are more than 7,650 tickets available for the Champions League encounter with Qarabag and they can be acquired for as little as 20 euros and over 7,800 tickets remain for the meeting with Roma with prices falling between 40 and 180 euros.
We Deserved To Lose To Chelsea – Simeone
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We Deserved To Lose To Chelsea – Simeone

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has admitted that his team were inferior “tactically, technically and physically”, in Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League Group C defeat to Chelsea at the Wanda Metropolitano. The home side took the lead from the penalty spot just before the break, with Antoine Griezmann sending Thibaut Courtois the wrong way. Alvaro Morata equalised on the hour mark, by glancing home Hazard’s superb cross. Antonio Conte’s men won the game with the final kick, substitute Michy Batshuayi finishing off a well-worked move. Simeone told his postmatch news conference that he had no complaints about the result, as Chelsea had been clearly the better side. “The opponent was the better team, they were the more comfortable team in all moments, and deserved to win,” Sim...
Conte: “I’m Happy With Morata, He E Chelsea’s Number Nine”
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Conte: “I’m Happy With Morata, He E Chelsea’s Number Nine”

Antonio Conte faced the media before Chelsea play Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night at the Wanda Metropolitano. He assured that his chelsea side were fit, aside from Pedro, who has a slight problem and spoke about Koke, Saúl, Morata and Diego Costa along with comparisons to Diego Simeone in his way of setting up his side. What do you think of Koke and Saúl? They are two massive players. Saúl is young but he looks like he is going to be a top player. Koke has experience and is so important to Atletico. I know Saúl well from the under-21 and he is a lovely footballer. Do you think Morata was undervalued when he arrived at Chelsea? He is very important for us and is 24 years old. Before, he wasn't in the starting team and now he starts with us, as our number nine, which brings with it pr...
Chelsea Optimistic Eden Hazard Will Sign New £300,000-A-Week Deal
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Chelsea Optimistic Eden Hazard Will Sign New £300,000-A-Week Deal

Hazard knows that Chelsea want to reward him with a new deal and reaffirm his position as the club’s highest earner with a huge pay rise. There is encouragement from both sides that the forward will sign an extension, although there have been no hints as to how quickly an announcement could be made. Despite interest from Real Madrid, Hazard is known to be happy at Chelsea, where he was joined this summer by his 22-year-old brother, Kylian, who was signed from Hungarian club Ujpest. As Chelsea prepare for their toughest Champions League Group C match against Atlético Madrid, there is a feeling that, despite his recovery from the ankle surgery that has restricted him to one start against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup, this is Hazard’s time to shine against Europe’s best. Indeed, t...
Atletico Expect Chelsea Response On Diego Costa
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Atletico Expect Chelsea Response On Diego Costa

The Spain international is currently away from Chelsea's squad, having not returned from his native Brazil for pre-season training in an attempt to force a move back to Los Rojiblancos. However, the ball remains firmly in the London club's court as Atletico have submitted an offer that has not yet been responded to. The proposal that Diego Simeone's side have offered is worth 60 million euros, with an initial fixed amount and certain variables that would likely be based on performance-related incentives. Should Chelsea decide to accept Atletico's offer, discussions will swiftly begin with Jorge Mendes, Costa's agent, in attempt to ensure that the 28-year-old is ready to start immediately in January. In the offices of the Wanda Metropolitano, confidence is growing that a deal will be co...

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