- Date of Birth: 28 April 1970
- Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Tottenham have received a blow in their efforts to sign Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso this summer, after receiving word that Atletico Madrid have entered the race to sign the Argentinian. Lo Celso is considered one of Europe's brightest young prospects and Atletico are ready to pay 75 million euros to acquire the player.
Newly signed Atletico Madrid attacker Joao Felix has revealed in an interview that he hopes to one day move to England to play in the Premier League. The former Benfica star, who at 120 million euros becomes one of the most expensive football transfers of all time, has moved to Atletico as a replacement for Antoine Griezmann and arrives with a massive reputation.
Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Athletico Parana left-back Renan Lodi. The Spanish giants have paid a fee of 25 million euros for the left-back, with the player signing a six year deal in the Spanish capital.
Monaco have agreed a transfer for Gelson Martins from Atletico Madrid, having persuaded the Portuguese forward to extend his loan stay at the club and sign a permanent deal. The player will arrive for a fee of around 27 million euros at the Stade Louis II.
Pep Guardiola will wrap up a deal to sign impressive Spanish midfielder Rodri this summer, in a deal that is likely to end Manchester City's summer transfer activity. It is understood that Guardiola is happy with his current squad and just wants to add defensive mettle to his side and is delighted that Rodri has elected to move to the Premier League instead of the Bundesliga.
Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has said that he has no plans of leaving Atletico Madrid and he is determined to secure a permanent transfer from Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea loanee Alvaro Morata could reportedly remain with Atletico Madrid next season with the Spanish club expected to extend his temporary contract.
Arsenal have entered the race to sign Argentinian defender Walter Kannemann. The player, 28, is currently at Gremio in Brazil and is the subject of a £15 million move rumour.
Atletico revengeful, Dortmund remorseless. Each in their own terms, sellers of rapture and thrill. Two contrasting sides offering dash and dare. Atletico’s pedigree crumbled in front of Dortmund’s vociferous supporters like statues of sand. Dortmund's margin of victory against such an experienced European outfit, famed for their defensive solidity, was a major show of intent and marks them out as real contenders to go a long way into the competition. Lucien Favre is the man who has re-ignited Dortmund’s dormant aspirations of European and domestic glory. The 4-0 win over an extremely shrewd and defensively unbreachable Atletico Madrid was just an indication of Dortmund’s attacking flair and fury. However, a trip to Madrid’s state of art stadium is going to be a tricky affair as Atletico Madrid will undoubtedly be out for a bit of redemption, and this time will have the full support of the Wanda Metropolitano at their backs. With a showdown against Bayern Munich looming, the priority will be to keep BVB’s key players healthy and rested. Dortmund have already booked a trip to the round of 16 hence rotation to keep their star performers fresh before Bayern clash is predictable. The catch here for Favre and his backroom staff will be to strike a balance between using their trusted match winners and rotating the squad. Jadon Sancho, the latest Football sensation is on a roll himself. He is scoring spectacular goals, providing near perfect assists and winning matches for Dortmund as if it were a cakewalk. Everything that this kid is touching is turning into gold. Dortmund’s very own Alchemist clubbed with fiercely loyal Marco Rues, the reborn striker Paco Alcacer and you have one of the most brutal attacking weapons in your Arsenal.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas could be set for a return to Spain, with La Liga giants Atletico Madrid considering a move for the midfielder next summer. Fabregas will be out of contract in July and is prepared to extend his Chelsea contract, but as yet a new deal has not been offered to the player.
Arsenal and Chelsea fans look away. We are barely a few fixtures into the regular season and we’ve been treated to a feast of surprises already from the best leagues across the continent.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez is reportedly said to no plans of parting ways with the club despite the speculated interest from Manchester United.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly planning an approach to sign PSV Eindhoven attacker Hirving Lozano at the end of the current campaign.
Chelsea could reportedly make the shock decision to sell Marcos Alonso this month, should Atletico Madrid decide to match their £54m asking price.
Inter Milan have made an agreement with Atletico Madrid for the capture fo Croatian international full-back Sime Vrsaljko. The 26-year-old defender, who represented Croatia during this summer's World Cup, will make the move to Italy yet again having spent three years there with Sassuolo and Genoa.
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has reportedly told his close friends that he is no longer interested in joining Barcelona. The former Manchester United target could now commit his future to Atleti on a fresh bumper deal.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has insisted he has not spoken to Arsenal about the prospect of succeeding Arsene Wenger at the end of the campaign.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has updated on the fitness of Spanish striker Diego Costa ahead of Thursday's Europa League semi-final first leg against Arsenal.
Liverpool and Arsenal could reportedly tussle it out for the services of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak at the end of the season.
Arsenal could make the surprise decision to offload Laurent Koscielny in a part-exchange deal during the summer. The France international has struggled with a nagging Achilles problem this term, and this has hampered his performances since the turn of the year.