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Chelsea and Juventus are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid centre-back Stefan Savic, as reported SkySport in Italy this morning.

The Montenegro international had a Premier League spell with Manchester City before joining Fiorentina in 2012 as a part of the deal to sign Matija Nastasić from the Serie A side.

Savic spent three seasons with Atletico Madrid and made 36 appearances for the club last season.

 

Chelsea are reportedly monitoring also Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles.

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Atletico Madrid are lining-up a summer move to land Alvaro Morata from Chelsea as they remain keen to replace Antoine Griezmann if the Frenchman leaves the club, according to Italian publication Tuttosport this morning.

We reported earlier last night that Morata and Lopez were spotted in Milan on Wednesday ahead of a meeting with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici, who’s reportedly closing on a move to sign also full-back Matteo Darmian from Manchester United and Premier League.

Juventus are closing on a move to sign also Liverpool star Emre Can and Italian goalkeeper Mattia Perin.

Current Atletico Madrid manager Diego Pablo Simeone was spotted while shouting at Alvaro Morata in Champions League clash against Real Madrid earlier in 2017 and some reports in Spain suggested he asked him to join Los Colchoneros in the future.

However Morata himself revealed a few weeks later: “He came to me and asked me a croissant from the brand I have launched.” 

The 25-year-old joined Chelsea in July on a permanent move from Real Madrid.

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Atletico Madrid were dominant in the UEFA Europa League 2017/18 final against Olympique Marseille in Lyon tonight. A defensive mistake after 21′ was exploited by Antoine Griezmann, who doubled earlier in the second half following a positive start from the Ligue One giants.

Captain Gabi sealed a final 0-3 for Diego Pablo Simeone’s men, who reached both Inter Milan and Juventus  with 3 titles in their history. Sevilla remain top of the table with 5 titles.

Former West Ham United striker Dimitri Payet, who was a doubt ahead of the game, limped off the pitch in tears just after Griezmann’s opener as he suffered a knee injury. On the other hand, Fernando Torres came off the bench with 2′ left to go to celebrate his final trophy of career.

REMINDER – Chelsea won the Europa League in 2013 as they beat Benfica in Amsterdam under Rafa Benitez’s management. A late goal from Branislav Ivanovic won the Europa League for the Blues, who will be playing in the same competition next season.

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa spoke about the end of his professional relationship with Chelsea:

“It is very clear that it was not my fault that I was in Brazil,” Costa said in a press conference in Spain today.

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According to some reports by Spanish media, midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss Barcelona game vs Chelsea at Nou Camp next week.

Iniesta left the pitch on Sunday afternoon during La Liga game vs Atletico Madrid for an hamstring injury and it’s very unlikely he will be fit for the Champions League last 16 second leg vs the Blues.

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Diego Costa returned to action in Atletico Madrid‘s Copa del Rey clash against Lleida last night. The Spaniard scored after 5’ as he came off the bench in the second half to put Los Colchoneros 3-0 up.

Then Costa himself suffered a minor injury while celebrating the goal, and did return to the pitch after receiving treatments on his knee.

The 29-year-old, who left Stamford Bridge in September, was unveiled last week as Atletico Madrid were under a transfer ban until 1st of January 2018.

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Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa was unveiled as a new Atletico Madrid player today.

A return for the Brazilian born forward, who already played for five years in the Spanish side until 2014, when he signed for the Blues.

The Spain international has been training with Diego Simeone and his team-mates for three months, but was forced to stay in the sidelines until today as he was signed outside of the transfer window and the Spanish giants had their transfer ban still in force until January 1.

Costa, anyway, doesn’t forget the three years in West London, where he won two Premier League titles and League Cup:

“The fans, the people and the team-mates helped me a lot. Chelsea is a great club,” the ex Blues said.

“I have a special affection for them, I only have good memories.”

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Despite falling out with him last summer Chelsea boss Antonio Conte claims he maintains good memories about Diego Costa, who was unveiled as a new Atletico Madrid striker today, a return for the Brazilian born forward, who already played for five years in the Spanish side until 2014, when he signed for the Blues:

“It’s not right to talk about players who are not in my team and squad,” Conte told Sky Sports.

“But I thank him for his commitment and behaviour during the season.

“We won together, so I will always remember him in a positive way. We fought together and won together.”

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According to Soccer Laduma, Atletico Madrid are ready to sell Yannick Carrasco during the January transfer window.

Chelsea targeted the player during the summer, but they didn’t complete the move, because Atletico’s manager Simeone didn’t want to sell the Belgian.

Now things are different in the Spanish team and Atletico Madrid are ready to sell Carrasco with Chelsea still interested and Bayern Munich also who are keen on the player.

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Former Chelsea striker Tommy Langley has spoken at Chelsea Tv about Michy Batshuayi: according to him, the Belgian deserves more chances from the Blues manager Antonio Conte.

“The gaffer has got it spot on, but you can’t help feeling sorry for a guy who sees Alvaro Morata, who is his fellow striker, not fit, and you think here is my chance, I’m in, and all of a sudden he goes and plays the three amigos and they play as well as they did” – Langley said – “So he is even further down the pecking order. I thought when he came on against Atletico Madrid he made a difference. I think he is an impact player at the moment.” 

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