Atlético Madrid Wiretap

Chelsea Completes Loan With Atleti For Saul

Aug 31, 2021 9:11 PM

Chelsea have completed a loan deal with Atletico Madrid for Saul Niguez with the deal containing an option to buy next summer.

The deal was thrown into doubt as the transfer had not been confirmed by either club before the midnight CET deadline.

Local media said the delay was caused by a problem with LaLiga's transfer registration system, however, and the documentation had been correctly submitted in time.

"We welcome Saul to the Club and believe he completes our squad as we compete for honours in five different competitions this season," Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said.

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Loan, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Antoine Griezmann To Rejoin Atleti

Aug 31, 2021 6:09 PM

Antoine Griezmann will rejoin Atletico Madrid from Barcelona in a $12 million loan deal with an option to stay permanently for $47 million.

Griezmann will sign a two-year contract with an optional third year at the Wanda Metropolitano. Atleti intends to make the transfer permanent next summer.

Griezmann left Atletico for Barcelona in a €120 million deal in 2019, but he struggled to live up to expectations at Camp Nou, scoring 22 league goals in two seasons.

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Chelsea In Talks With Atleti On Loan For Saul

Aug 24, 2021 10:35 PM

Chelsea are in talks with Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan of Saul Niguez with an option to sign a permanent deal.

Manchester United have also remain interested in Saul but have not been able to reach an agreement with Atleti on a fee.

Saul, 26, has started both of Atletico's league games so far this season but has lost his status as a key player for coach Diego Simeone over the last year.

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, Loan, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Barcelona Won't Rule Out Selling Antoine Griezmann

Jul 22, 2021 11:20 PM

Joan Laporta won't rule out the possibility of selling Antoine Griezmann this summer. 

Barcelona have held talks with Atletico Madrid over a swap deal of Griezmann involving Saul Niguez. Talks, however, stalled over how the two clubs valued the players.

"Griezmann is a Barca player, he has a contract with the club until 2024 and unless circumstances change, we are counting on him," Laporta said at the presentation of Memphis Depay on Wednesday.

"There have been some movements on the market and we can't deny that there's been interest in him. That's a sign of his quality.

"It's a special market and you have to use your imagination, perhaps thinking in swap deals, but we value Antoine a lot. The club made a big investment in him and we are happy with him.

"It's not easy for a club to come in with an offer for a player at his level. But the transfer window is just getting started and there's a market for Griezmann.

"If things start moving, we're open to all proposals because we're in a delicate moment financially and we have to balance the books for to comply with the league's financial fair play rules."

Sam Marsden, Moises Llorens/ESPN

Tags: Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Barcelona, Atleti Discuss Antoine Griezmann For Saul

Jul 15, 2021 12:18 AM

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have opened talks on a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez.

Griezmann left Atleti for Barcelona in 2019 for a fee of €120 million, but the club is open to letting him go. While Griezmann would be fine remaining with Barcelona until his contract runs out in 2024, he's also willing to return to Atleti. 

After Messi, Griezmann was the biggest earner at the club last summer and his departure would create the most room on the wage bill.

Talks are ongoing as Barca value Griezmann higher than Saul.


Sam Marsden, Moises Llorens/ESPN

Tags: Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid Linked With Antoine Griezmann Swap

Jul 10, 2021 4:02 PM

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are linked with a swap between Antoine Griezmann and Saul.

Saul is expected to leave Atleti this summer, with Liverpool frequently a rumored destination.

Barcelona are looking for a midfielder following their failure to sign Gini Wijnaldum.

Ronaldo Koeman is willing to let Griezmann leave should it ensure that Lionel Messi stays with the club. 

Barca Blaugranes

Tags: Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Transfer Rumor

Diego Simeone Extends Contract With Atletico Through 2024

Jul 8, 2021 4:37 PM

Diego Simeone has extended his contract with Atletico Madrid through 2024.

Atleti won La Liga this past season, the club's 11th in history and second under Simeone. 

Simeone has been manager at Atletico since 2011, making him the person who has coached a team for the most consecutive seasons in La Liga.


Tags: Atlético Madrid, Misc Rumor

United Unwilling To Spend On Kieran Trippier, Raphael Varane

Jun 18, 2021 4:52 PM

Manchester United have ruled out the possibility of signing Kieran Trippier and Raphael Varane due to their valuations from their current clubs.

Trippier is keen to return to the Premier League after two seasons at Atletico Madrid to be closer to his family but the price being quoted by intermediaries is more than £30 million.

Real Madrid has lost Sergio Ramos this summer, which would make also losing Varane difficult for their back line to withstand. Real Madrid values Varane at more than £70 million. United is not interested in Ramos.

If United do not land Trippier and Varane, Norwich full-back Max Aarons and Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres are among other options.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Tags: Atlético Madrid, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Luis Suarez On Atletico Madrid Title: 'We Were The Best Team'

May 22, 2021 5:31 PM

Luis Suarez discussed his emotions following Atletico Madrid's La Liga title on Saturday. 

"At the start of the season, with the way I was underestimated... Atletico Madrid opened the door for me, to keep showing that I'm still valid. That's why I'll always be grateful to this great club for trusting in me," said Suarez.

Suarez scored the match-winner, with Atleti beating Real Valladolid 2-1 to clinch the title.

The 34-year-old Suarez scored 21 goals this season.

"My statistics are there. Five out of seven league titles. That is Luis Suarez," added Suarez. 

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Diego Simeone, Atleti Discuss Contract Extension

May 21, 2021 1:19 PM

Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone are discussing a new contract as the club is one win away from winning La Liga.

Simeone's current contract expires in 2022.

Atletico would like to extend that until 2024, and the club are "delighted" with Simeone's management.

Simeone was hired as manager on Dec. 23, 2011.

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Misc Rumor

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Kieran Trippier Serves Suspension, Set To Return Against Real Madrid

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Atleti Signs Moussa Dembele From Lyon To Replace Diego Costa

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Moussa Dembele Close To Loan Move To Atletico Madrid

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Diego Costa, Atleti Terminate Contract

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Kieran Trippier Suspended 10 Weeks For Betting Rules Breach


Atleti Signs Geoffrey Kondogbia From Valencia

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Geoffrey Kondogbia Set To Join Atletico Madrid For Under $20 Million

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Arsenal Buys Thomas Partey From Atleti For $58M

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Atleti Signs Luis Suarez From Barcelona On Free Transfer

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Barcelona Backtracks On Agreement To Let Luis Suarez Leave For Atleti

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Atleti Close To Deal With Luis Suarez

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Barcelona, Atleti Discussed Antoine Griezmann, Joao Felix Swap

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Edinson Cavani Close To Atletico Madrid Move

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