Atletico Madrid confirm signing of France star in £63.2m deal

Atletico Madrid confirm signing of France star in £63.2m deal

Atletico Madrid have confirmed the signing of Thomas Lemar from Monaco in a big-money deal thought to be worth around £63.2m (€72m). The former Arsenal and Liverpool target’s France team-mate Antoine Griezmann has also committed his long-term future to the club by…

Barcelona target Antoine Griezmann will reveal Atletico Madrid future in live TV show named 'The Decision' at 8.15pm

Barcelona target Antoine Griezmann will reveal Atletico Madrid future in live TV show named 'The Decision' at 8.15pm

The Atletico Madrid striker is a major target for Barcelona, and he had maintained he would confirm his destination for the 2018-19 season before the World Cup started. France kick-off on Saturday against Australia, so it seems Griezmann has been true to…

Barcelona target Antoine Griezmann confirms he will decide whether to leave Atletico Madrid before World Cup

Barcelona target Antoine Griezmann confirms he will decide whether to leave Atletico Madrid before World Cup

Atletico Madrid are keen for him to stay, though reportedly they have an agreement in place to sell him to Barcelona for £100million. Griezmann, 27, look a certainty to make the move earlier in the campaign, though now appears torn. Asked whether…

Fernando Torres scores twice in fitting farewell as Atletico Madrid pay tribute to legend in his final appearance for the club

Fernando Torres scores twice in fitting farewell as Atletico Madrid pay tribute to legend in his final appearance for the club

The Spaniard's boyhood side drew 2-2 with Eibar – but it was all about El Nino as emotions ran high at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Torres led his side out to a guard of honour and a giant banner by home fans…

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone's girlfriend Carla Pereyra and family rush onto pitch to celebrate with him after Europa League triumph over Marseille

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone's girlfriend Carla Pereyra and family rush onto pitch to celebrate with him after Europa League triumph over Marseille

Model girlfriend Carla Pereyra, 30, and three of the Atleti boss' four kids were first to congratulate the Argentine on winning his sixth trophy in seven years in charge. The Simeone clan, minus eldest son and Fiorentina striker Giovanni, were in the stands…

Atletico Madrid to watch Manchester United and Tottenham transfer target Kieran Tierney for Celtic vs Motherwell in Scottish Cup final

Atletico Madrid to watch Manchester United and Tottenham transfer target Kieran Tierney for Celtic vs Motherwell in Scottish Cup final

The Spanish giants are set to compete with Manchester United and Tottenham should the £20million-rated youngster become available. Bournemouth are also interested in taking the 20-year-old to the Premier League and will offer a direct route to the first team. But Atletico…

Man United handed boost as transfer target stalls signing new deal

Man United handed boost as transfer target stalls signing new deal

Samuel Umtiti’s future at Barcelona remains in the balance with player and club still some way from agreeing terms over an improved contract. The Frenchman has emerged as one of Europe’s best defenders since joining from Lyon two years ago. Umtiti, 24,…

Alaves 0 Atletico Madrid 1: Diego Simeone rests big names ahead of Arsenal clash as Kevin Gameiro salvages all three points from the spot

Alaves 0 Atletico Madrid 1: Diego Simeone rests big names ahead of Arsenal clash as Kevin Gameiro salvages all three points from the spot

Boss Diego Simeone rested Antoine Griezmann, Saul Niguez and Jan Oblak ahead of their second-leg against the Gunners. It handed ex-Liverpool favourite Fernando Torres an audition to impress but he fluffed his lines from 12-yards. But he had team-mate Kevin Gamiero to…

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal achieved 'worst possible result' after throwing away first-leg lead against Atletico Madrid

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal achieved 'worst possible result' after throwing away first-leg lead against Atletico Madrid

Now the departing Gunners boss fears his last chance of lifting a European trophy has been destroyed by Antoine Griezmann’s late semi-final equaliser. He complained: “Of course this leaves us with a bitter taste because we had the chance to be in…

Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa set to be unleashed on Gunners in Europa League semi-final first leg

Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa set to be unleashed on Gunners in Europa League semi-final first leg

The former Chelsea striker, 29, has recovered from a hamstring injury. Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who is about to replace Arsene Wenger as the longest-serving manager among Europe’s top clubs, talked of his “admiration” for the Frenchman. But he then threatened to…

Arsene Wenger admits he was sacked by Arsenal as he prepares for the Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid

Arsene Wenger admits he was sacked by Arsenal as he prepares for the Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid

The Gunners boss will end his 22-year reign in charge of the club at the end of the season after his shock departure was announced last week. When his exit was first revealed, Arsenal released a statement saying the decision was mutual…

Arsenal blow as Diego Costa IS included in Atletico Madrid's travelling party for Europa League semi-final — despite Diego Simeone ruling former Chelsea striker out

Arsenal blow as Diego Costa IS included in Atletico Madrid's travelling party for Europa League semi-final — despite Diego Simeone ruling former Chelsea striker out

The former Chelsea man picked up a hamstring injury during the quarter-final second leg clash at Sporting Lisbon. Atletico boss Diego Simeone had raiosed Arsenal hopes that he would be out after earlier saying: "The doctors will inform us but I think it…

Real Sociedad 3 Atletico Madrid 0: Substitute Juanmi bags a brace as Diego Simeone's side throw away chance to move clear of Real Madrid

Real Sociedad 3 Atletico Madrid 0: Substitute Juanmi bags a brace as Diego Simeone's side throw away chance to move clear of Real Madrid

Diego Simeone's side threw away the chance to move six points clear of La Liga rivals Real Madrid. Willlian Jose opened the scoring in the first half after the visitors were caught on the back-foot as Adnan Januzaj charged down the wing….