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Atletico Madrid eye Granit Xhaka swoop?

Atletico Madrid consider a summer move for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to a report. Atletico Madrid are reportedly considering a summer move for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka. The 26-year-old has made over 130 appearances for the Gunners since arriving from Borussia Monchengladbach ahead of the 2016-17 campaign. Inter Milan have recently been credited with an interest in the Swiss international, although the midfielder has played down suggestions that he could move to Italy. According to Mundo Deportivo, though, Atletico could swoop for Xhaka this summer as a replacement for Rodri, who is widely expected to leave the Wanda Metropolitano for Manchester City. Xhaka – contracted to the Gunners until the summer of 2023 – scored four times and registered five assist...

Manchester City pushing ahead with deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri?

Manchester City are reportedly ready to push ahead with their pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri. Manchester City are reportedly ready to tell Atletico Madrid that they wish to pay £62.5m for midfielder Rodri. Atletico only signed the 22-year-old from Villarreal last summer, but the player’s release clause has resulted in interest from a number of clubs. Rodri has allegedly informed Atletico that he wishes to move to another team after Man City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona emerged as potential destinations. City remain favourites, according to The Mirror, due to the club’s willingness to meet the required fee and Rodri’s desire to play under Pep Guardiola. The boss of the Premier League champions regards the Spain international as a long-term replacement for Fern...

Atletico Madrid ‘win race to sign Joao Felix’

Atletico Madrid are reportedly in pole position to win the race to sign Benfica youngster Joao Felix. Atletico Madrid have reportedly won the race to sign Benfica youngster Joao Felix. The newly-capped Portugal international contributed 19 goals during his first season of senior football, a return which has acted as the catalyst for a hotly-contested race for his signature. Manchester City have been regarded as the favourites to secure a deal for the 19-year-old courtesy of showing a willingness to meet the playmaker’s release clause. However, according to Marca, Felix will link up with Atletico after the La Liga runners-up also indicated that they were happy to pay £107m this summer. Atletico will receive almost exactly that fee should Antoine Griezmann complete his switch to anothe...

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid fail with bids for Chelsea winger Willian?

Chelsea reportedly reject offers from each of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for playmaker Willian. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have reportedly failed with offers of £35m for Chelsea playmaker Willian. The two Spanish giants finished first and second respectively in La Liga this season, although each of Ernesto Valverde and Diego Simeone are allegedly looking to overhaul their squad during the summer window. Willian is regarded as an attractive option in the transfer market this summer due to having just one year remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge. However, according to Sky Sports News, the Blues intend to keep hold of the Brazil international, regardless of whether he pens fresh terms in West London. Chelsea’s decision is partly influenced by not being able to sign new pl...

Manchester United make late bid for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann?

Manchester United reportedly remain interested in signing Antoine Griezmann, despite claims that the Atletico Madrid forward will join Barcelona. Manchester United reportedly intend on making a late offer for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann. The France international has already announced that he will leave the Spanish side this summer, leading to strong speculation regarding a switch to Barcelona. Griezmann insists that he may not play in La Liga next season, a claim which has dismissed by chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin who feels that the player will move to Camp Nou. Nevertheless, The Sun says that United are ready to remain in the hunt for the 28-year-old’s signature by lodging a bid in the region of £95m. That fee would fall short of Griezmann’s €120m (£106...

Atletico chief insists Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona

The France international is set to leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer. Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin believes Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona this summer – and insists he has known about the move since March. The France forward announced last month he would leave Atletico this summer after spending five seasons in the Spanish capital. Barcelona have long been linked with a move for Griezmann and the 28-year-old has a release clause in his contract that the LaLiga champions are reportedly ready to trigger. While no official offer has been made, Gil Marin revealed he has been aware of Griezmann’s next destination for the last three months. “It’s crystal clear where he is going to play, I’ve known since March. At Barcelona,” ...

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann: ‘I may not remain in La Liga’

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann suggests that he may not continue his career in La Liga, despite being heavily linked with a switch to Barcelona. Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has hinted that he is considering a move away from La Liga. Griezmann has already announced that he will leave Atletico this summer, leading to frequent speculation regarding a potential switch to Barcelona. The France international has previously claimed that he knew where he would be playing his football next season, although his latest comments suggest that there are a number of teams in the mix. Griezmann is quoted by Marca as saying: “There’s a need for patience, as it’s still soon. I want my future to be decided more than anyone, but there’s a need to wait. “I...

Rodri decides to leave Atletico Madrid amid Manchester City speculation?

Rodri reportedly intends to leave Atletico Madrid amid speculation regarding a transfer to Manchester City. Manchester City have reportedly been provided with a boost as they continue to pursue a deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri. The Premier League champions have been strongly linked with the Spain international, who has only completed one season at Wanda Metropolitano. Rodri is said to have a €70m (£62.36m) release clause in his contract, a fee which City have allegedly indicated that they are willing to meet this summer. According to AS, that development has led to the 22-year-old making the decision to leave Atletico during the current transfer window. The report adds that the La Liga side are keen to keep hold of the former Villarreal man, although they do not intend on allowi...

Atletico Madrid to sign Sergio Canales this summer?

Atletico Madrid consider a summer swoop for Real Betis midfielder Sergio Canales, according to a report. Atletico Madrid are reportedly considering a summer swoop for Real Betis midfielder Sergio Canales. The 28-year-old, who turned out for Real Madrid between 2010 and 2012, was impressive for Betis during the 2018-19 campaign, scoring nine times in 46 appearances for the Spanish side. According to COPE, Atletico boss Diego Simeone is keen to land the midfielder ahead of the 2019-20 campaign as the Argentine rebuilds his squad. Canales has a contract with Betis until the summer of 2022 but it is understood that there is a £35.6m buy-out in the Spaniard’s deal, which Atletico are prepared to pay to secure his services. The two-time Spain international, who started his professional car...

Atletico Madrid confident of signing Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso

Atletico Madrid are reportedly increasingly confident of signing wantaway Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso as a replacement for Lucas Hernandez this summer. Atletico Madrid are reportedly confident of signing Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso this summer. The 28-year-old is understood to want to leave Stamford Bridge during the current transfer window having found himself in and out of the team last season. Atletico are interested in signing a new left-back, with Lucas Hernandez joining Bayern Munich and Filipe Luis also expected to depart. Recent reports have suggested that Alonso has earmarked Atletico as his preferred destination, and The Mirror reports that the Spanish giants are increasingly confident of bringing him to the Wanda Metropolitano. The Spain international flew out to Madrid ...

Atletico Madrid ‘eye swoop for Alexis Sanchez’

Atletico Madrid contact Manchester United over a potential move for Alexis Sanchez, according to a report. Atletico Madrid have reportedly made contact with Manchester United over a potential move for Alexis Sanchez in this summer’s transfer window. The Chile international joined United in January 2018 off the back of an impressive spell at Arsenal. The 30-year-old has scored just five goals in 45 appearances for the Red Devils, however, and has been tipped to leave Old Trafford this summer in search of pastures new. Both Juventus and Inter Milan have reportedly met with Sanchez’s agent to discuss a switch for the attacker. However, according to Redgol, Atletico have also contacted United over a summer swoop. That said, the South American will have to lower his wage demands if ...

Report: Atletico Madrid ace Rodri to decide Manchester City offer this week

Manchester City are reportedly awaiting on a decision from Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri after tabling a club-record bid for his signature. Manchester City have reportedly submitted an offer for Rodri and are now awaiting a response from the Atletico Madrid midfielder. The Spain international is believed to be Pep Guardiola‘s primary summer transfer target as an alternative option to Fernandinho. AS claims that City have made a formal bid for the 22-year-old and all that is left to complete the deal is the player’s signature. Rodri is said to have informed the Premier League champions that he will make a decision by the end of the week, with Bayern Munich also believed to have made an approach. Separate reports have put City’s bid in the region of £62m, which would sur...

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