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Manchester City not interested in bidding war for Atletico Madrid’s Rodri?

Manchester City reportedly have no interest in becoming involved in a bidding war for Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri. Manchester City have reportedly decided that they will not pay in excess of their valuation of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri. City will be in the market for a new defensive-minded player for the middle of the park during the next transfer window, and Rodri has allegedly been identified as a potential signing. However, according to Sky Sports News, City have no intention of getting themselves involved in a bidding war for the Spaniard. The 22-year-old has a release clause of just over £60m, but there is the suggestion that City may look to sign the player for less than that figure. Rodri has made a total of 42 appearances during his first campaign at Atletico having sig...

Atletico Madrid ‘willing to sell Antoine Griezmann to fund move for Joao Felix’

A report claims that Atletico Madrid are tempted to sell Antoine Griezmann to fund a move for in-demand Benfica forward Joao Felix. Atletico Madrid are reportedly ready to sell Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona if it enhances their chances of signing Joao Felix from Benfica. The Portugal Under-21s international has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign to remember at the Estadio da Luz thanks to a combined 24 goals and assists in the Portuguese top flight and Europa League. Felix maintained his impressive form with two more goals and an assist in Monday’s 6-0 win over Maritimo, showing just why so many of European football’s biggest names have been tipped to move for the youngster. According to reports in Portugal, Atletico are realistic candidates to sign the 19-year-old as they can af...

Manchester City to break transfer record for Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri?

A report claims that Manchester City are ready to trigger the £60.6m release clause in Rodri’s Atletico Madrid contract, making him their record purchase. Manchester City are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri, according to a report. The Citizens are believed to have focused their attention on recruiting the Spain international as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho in the holding-midfield position. Atletico are not looking to sell the 22-year-old, but The Telegraph suggests that he has a £60.6m release clause in his contract and City are ready to trigger it. Rodri has been watched up close by City scouts and director of football Txiki Begiristain in recent weeks, it is claimed, and the reigning Premier League champions believe that h...

Jan Oblak commits to Atletico Madrid with four-year deal

Jan Oblak signs a new contract with Atletico Madrid that will run through until 2023 and includes a £104m release clause. Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, linked with a clutch of rival teams, has committed his future to the club by signing a new four-year deal. The Slovenia international is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world, backed by the stats that show he has kept 86 clean sheets and conceded 88 goals across 148 La Liga appearances. Manchester United were strongly linked with Oblak last summer and were expected to make a fresh approach in the coming months should David de Gea move on. If they wish to sign the 26-year-old, though, they will now have to trigger his £104m release clause. “I’m very happy to have signed a contract extension and to be here,&#...

Antoine Griezmann to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer?

Paris Saint-Germain emerge as potential suitors for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, according to a report. Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly emerged as potential suitors for Atletico Madrid‘s Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann is enjoying another productive season at Atletico, finding the back of the net on 20 occasions in 43 appearances in all competitions, in addition to contributing 10 assists. The 28-year-old had reportedly been keen to join Barcelona this summer, but it seems unlikely that the Catalan outfit will make another move for the Frenchman, who turned them down ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Atletico boss Diego Simeone has since played down claims that Griezmann could leave the Wanda Metropolitano. According to reports in Spain, PSG are considering a move for the a...

Edinson Cavani discussing move to Atletico Madrid?

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is reportedly in talks to sign prolific striker Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain. Diego Simeone has reportedly held talks with Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani over a move to Atletico Madrid. The Uruguay international is believed to have grown disillusioned with life at the Parc des Princes following PSG’s latest Champions League failure. Defeat to Manchester United ended the Parisians’ European campaign at the last-16 stage, though they can retain their Ligue 1 crown as early as next week and they are also into the final of the Coupe de France. According to Don Balon, though, domestic silverware will not be enough for PSG to retain Cavani’s services and the former Napoli ace has already indicated to Atletico that he ...

Atletico Madrid ‘face battle to keep Saul Niguez’

A report claims that Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, a rumoured target for Manchester United and Manchester City, is open to a fresh start this summer. Atletico Madrid reportedly face a tough battle keeping hold of midfielder Saul Niguez, amid strong rumoured interest from Manchester United and Manchester City. The Premier League rivals are believed to be going head to head for the Spain international, who has a £130m release clause in his contract. City require a long-term replacement for Fernandinho, while United need to freshen up their midfield. Saul is already under contract at the Wanda Metropolitano until 2026, but AS reports that Atleti are keen for him to sign another new deal with a bigger release clause. However, they are still waiting to hear back from the 24-year-old, ...

Manchester City, Arsenal target Thomas Partey hints at Atletico Madrid stay

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey plays down suggestions that he could leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer. Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has seemingly denied that he could leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer amid reported interest from the Premier League. Manchester City have been strongly linked with a move for the midfielder, while Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in the 25-year-old. Thomas, however, has said that he is ‘sure he will stay at Atletico’ heading into the 2019-2020 campaign. “I’ve grown up in Atleti and I am sure I will stay here,” Thomas told Cadena COPE. “I don’t know of another place that will understand how I play like they do here.” Thomas has been with Atletico since 2012, re...

Rodri ‘asks to leave Atletico Madrid to join Manchester City’

Rodri informs Atletico Madrid that he wants to join Manchester City in this summer’s transfer window, according to a report. Spanish midfielder Rodri has reportedly informed Atletico Madrid that he wants to leave the Wanda Metropolitano to join Manchester City in this summer’s transfer window. Rodri returned to Atletico last summer and has been in impressive form for the capital outfit this season, making 40 appearances in all competitions. Man City have recently been strongly linked with a move for the 22-year-old, who is seen as a potential long-term replacement for Fernandinho. According to El Transistor, Rodri has made it clear that he wishes to leave Atletico this summer to join fellow countryman Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium. The midfielder, who is a six-time Spain ...

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa facing eight-match suspension?

Diego Costa could reportedly be hit with an eight-match ban if he is found guilty of insulting referee Gil Manzano’s mother during Atletico Madrid’s loss to Barcelona. Atletico Madrid may reportedly be without Diego Costa for the rest of their La Liga campaign as the striker faces an eight-game ban following his sending-off against Barcelona. The Spain international was given a straight red card 28 minutes into Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at Camp Nou, which Barca went on to win 2-0 thanks to a couple of late goals. Costa earned the dismissal for insulting the referee’s mother, allegedly yelling: “I sh** on your fu*** mother. I s*** on your f**** mother,” in the direction of Gil Manzano. According to a report carried by The Mirror, the 30-year-old f...

Ernesto Valverde: ‘Win over Atletico Madrid is boost before Manchester United’

Diego Simeone suggested Atletico Madrid were not receiving fair treatment from officials after late goals condemned his side to a 2-0 defeat at Barcelona following Diego Costa‘s red card. Costa was dismissed in the 28th minute for squaring up to the referee, leaving his team-mates to face an uphill battle at the home of the league leaders. They held out until the 84th minute when Luis Suarez broke the deadlock, moments before Lionel Messi made sure of a win which sends Barca 11 points clear of Atletico at the top of LaLiga. “We have had many red cards, so we must be doing something wrong,” Simeone said in comments reported by Marca. “I asked the referee at half-time and he told me Costa had said something wrong, but Costa assures me he did not. “Other players ...

Result: Diego Costa sees red as Atletico Madrid lose against Barcelona

Atletico Madrid have Diego Costa sent off in Saturday night’s 2-0 defeat at Barcelona in La Liga, which leaves the Catalan giants 11 points clear at the summit. Atletico Madrid had Diego Costa sent off in Saturday night’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou. The two teams were level approaching the final five minutes of action, but Luis Suarez made the breakthrough before Lionel Messi added a second for the Spanish champions less than two minutes later. The result means that Barca are now 11 points clear of second-placed Atletico in the table with just seven matches of the 2018-19 La Liga campaign left to play. © Reuters Ousmane Dembele was once again absent for Barca through injury, while Arturo Vidal missed out through suspension. It was the XI that were expected to take to t...

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