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Simeone on hurtful Champions League exit

Diego Simeone has opened up about his side’s Champions League exit, saying it is not the end for the Spanish club. Heading into the game at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening, Diego Simeone’s side knew they had it all to do to qualify and had to rely on a result in the Roma-Qarabag game. A 1-0 lead thanks to Saul Niguez gave the Spanish side hope, but Roma’s opener over in Italy saw their chances of qualification turn into nothing short of a miracle. The Italian side held on to…

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Preview: Chelsea v Atletico Madrid

Last season’s semi-finalists Atletico Madrid, are on the verge of a group-stage exit, unless two permutations are met. Atletico Madrid travel to London to face Chelsea, who are already guaranteed qualification – meaning, Madrid must pick up all three points at Stamford Bridge. Furthermore, Madrid will also need Azerbaijan side FC Qarabag, to avoid a defeat against Roma in the Italian capital. For Chelsea, David Luiz, Charly Musonda, Kenedy and Michy Batshuayi will all be doubtful for Tuesday’s encounter, but could feature on the substitutes bench. On Saturday, Chelsea got…

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Filipe Luis calls on ‘belief’ ahead of Chelsea game

Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has called on his players to believe ahead of their Champions League clash with Chelsea on Tuesday night. Diego Simeone’s side need three points and a draw in the Roma-Qarabag game to progress, however, their form in the competition this year has left many predicting a group stage exit. Luis, who scored in at the weekend was speaking to reporters ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge and he said that his side need to believe in their ability. “This will be a very difficult game for…

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Arda Turan in England to hear Premier League interest

Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan was in England on Sunday to hear interest from a number of potential Premier League clubs. The Turkish international is in a long list of midfield options under Ernesto Valverde as Barca which includes Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Andre Gomes, Rafinha, Denis Suarez, Sergi Roberto and new signing Paulinho. Valverde is keen to move the former Atletico Madrid man on and gain some extra funds to bolster his options and make a move for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. Links with Premier League side Manchester United…

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David Luiz in talks with Real Madrid over move

Reports in England and RMC Sport claim that David Luiz is in talks to swap Chelsea for Real Madrid. The Brazilian international has been a bit part player at Stamford Bridge this season so far after being involved in a training ground bust-up with boss Antonio Conte, which followed the 3-0 Champions League defeat to Italian side Roma last month. After reportedly questioning Conte’s tactics during the game, the 30-year-old defender has found time on the pitch hard to come by, seeing Gary Cahill hold down his place alongside Antonio…

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Real Madrid monitor Courtois situation

Real Madrid are considering a move for Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois, according to a report. Belgian media outlet HLN claim that Madrid president Florentino Perez is looking at the former Atletico Madrid keeper as a back-up to David De Gea and Kepa of Manchester United and Athletic Bilbao. Matched with interest; it is also reported that Juventus and Atleti are keen – with the latter wanting to bring him back to the club. As Jan Oblak remains one of the most sought after goalkeepers in European football, rumours continue to…

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Courtois linked with sensational Atletico Madrid return

As Jan Oblak remains one of the most sought after goalkeepers in European football, rumours continue to spread of the Slovenian stopper sealing a transfer away from the Wanda Metropolitano. Spanish newspaper AS have reported that although Oblak is happy at Atleti and has told the club that he will renew his contract at the end of the season, his agent has been in contact with both Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. Atletico expect to retain their Number One, and the keeper currently has a buy-out clause in his contract standing…

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Alvaro Morata would welcome Real Madrid return

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has spoken about the chances of a return to Real Madrid. Having returned to Real Madrid after a stint with Juventus in 2016, the striker scored an impressive 20 goals in 43 games last season. And, whilst his efforts in the first team were commendable and helped Madrid to La Liga and Champions League success – boss Zinedine Zidane could not promise him more first team starts and a move away from Santiago Bernabeu materialised. Along with the likes of Manchester United and AC Milan, Chelsea…

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Robert Fernandez casts a close eye over Cesar Azpilicueta

Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez was in attendance to watch Cesar Azpilicueta as Chelsea beat Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. Whilst the Catalan side sit top of the La Liga standings and have got the very best of their summer signings; work is still progressing behind the scenes to bring in a number of new faces. Paulinho, Gerard Deulofeu, Ousmane Dembele and Nelson Semedo arrived over the summer and all four have impressed, but boss Ernesto Valverde is keen to look to the future and build his own project at the club….

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Atletico Madrid consider January sale of Griezmann

Atletico Madrid are considering cashing in on Antoine Griezmann in January, La Liga News UK understands. Rewind back to the summer and the long talked about return of Diego Costa was the main talking point around the Wanda Metropolitano but in the background remained little whispers on the future of French international Griezmann. La Liga duo Barcelona and Real Madrid made tentative contact over a potential move, whilst Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea were also linked. The former have been keen on bringing the former Real Sociedad man…

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