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Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are said to be considering a move for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez this summer.

According to the report from Spanish media outlet Cadena SER, Atletico Madrid want to bolster their squad for the new season with Real Madrid loanee James Rodriguez.

The Colombian international player was surplus to requirements at Real Madrid before his loan move to German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in 2017 and his status is still the same upon his return from his loan spell with the Bavarian giants.

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James Rodriguez signed for Bayern Munich on loan for two years for a fee of £11m with the option of a permanent transfer for £36m.

The 27-year-old won two successive league titles with the Bavarian giants during his time at the club.

He also won the German Cup title with Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga champions opted not to make his loan move permanent.

The Chelsea target has been attracting the interest of clubs like Napoli and FC Porto this summer as he plots the next move for his career.

For now, James Rodriguez is currently with the Colombian national team at the ongoing COPA America tournament in Brazil.

James Rodriguez and Colombia will face champions Chile in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

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Why Solskjaer Wasn’t Interested In 15-goal Poacher

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Manchester United were said to be in contention for Portuguese wonderkid Joao Felix in the summer but Solskjaer surprisingly pulled out of the race to sign him.

Solskjaer’s reasons for taking such a decision were unclear to many until The Athletic reported this morning that the manager took such step because of the youngster’s lack of physical presence.

The Athletic revealed that the Norwegian boss wasn’t convinced with Felix’s physical appearances and he doubted if he can cope with the league’s physical-demanding nature.

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His decision to pull out of the race gave Spanish side Atletico Madrid the chance to lure the 19-year-old to the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in in the summer.

It was reported that Diego Simeone’s side paid a huge £113m to Benfica before they finally sealed a deal for the Portuguese star who scored 15 goals and nine assists last season.

As much as United’s decision to end interest in the player has a concrete reason, they ought to have competed for the player due to his overall potentials and his goalscoring prowess.

Since his switch to Atletico Madrid, Joao Felix has scored three goals and one assist. He definitely has a great future ahead of him, and United won’t hesitate to reignite interest in him when the opportunity arises again.

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Gary Neville Reveals Why Man City Won’t Win EPL, UCL Titles

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed that Manchester City won’t win the Premier League title and the Champions League title.

Gary Neville talked about the Premier League champions while he was doing his punditry work on popular English news channel Sky Sports.

The former Manchester United defender said that city rivals Manchester City won’t win the two major trophies namely the Champions League and Premier League titles.

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According to him, Pep Guardiola knows that he does not have the squad to win those aforementioned major trophies.

Gary Neville said that the Manchester City defence is not good enough to win those trophies.

Manchester City have lost the services of former skipper Vincent Kompany this summer.

Vincent Kompany left Manchester City when his contract expired in the summer and has since taken up the job as a player/manager at Belgian top flight side Anderlecht.

Apart from losing the services of Vincent Kompany, Manchester City would be without first choice centre back Aymeric Laporte till next year after the French player suffered a serious knee injury.

England international John Stones has also struggled with injury this season thereby forcing manager Pep Guardiola to field defensive midfielder Fernandinho in the centre back position this season.

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La Liga: Real Madrid Maintain Lead In Madrid Derby Clash

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Real Madrid are still the team to beat in the Spanish La Liga after the immediate past European champions maintained their position at the top of the table despite the draw recorded in their Madrid Derby clash with Atletico Madrid.

The Madrid Derby clash ended in a goalless draw.

Hosts Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid shared the points as the defense of both teams was in top form especially the goalkeepers.

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Real Madrid shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois and his Atletico Madrid counterpart Jan Oblak contributed to the result a great deal especially the latter who had to make several saves to ensure that his goal was not breached.

The result ended the two-game winning run for Real Madrid though their unbeaten run is still intact.

They are the only team yet to suffer defeat in the top flight of Spanish football.

Some weeks ago, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane was under serious pressure but it seems to have eased off a bit on the back of seven points in the last three games.

Zidane came under pressure after his Real Madrid team suffered a thrashing at the hands of French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in their Champions League opener this season.

Real Madrid were on the end of a 3-0 defeat at the home of PSG earlier this month.

 

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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Zidane Sends Strong Message To Hazard

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has sent a strong message to summer signing Eden Hazard ahead of the Madrid Derby this weekend.

Zidane sent the message to Hazard in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Madrid Derby clash in the Spanish La Liga.

Atletico Madrid welcome Real Madrid to the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium for the first Madrid Derby of the season.

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On Hazard, Zidane challenged the Belgian international to show his quality during the game.

He wants Eden Hazard to step up for the Madrid Derby clash.

Eden Hazard has not had the best of starts to his Real Madrid career and that’s largely due to injury.

He sustained an injury during preseason and that led to him missing the start of the new Spanish La Liga season.

Hazard returned from injury for the home game against Levante which ended in a 3-2 win for Real Madrid.

He also played in the 1-0 win at the home of Sevilla.

Eden Hazard has made three appearances for Real Madrid including the Champions League opener against French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

He became a Real Madrid player in the summer after the club paid a club-record fee to sign him.

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Champions League: Real Madrid Receive Heavy Defeat As Atletico Fight Back Versus Juventus

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and his players were deservedly beaten by an impressive Paris Saint Germain (PSG) team in their Champions League Group A clash on Wednesday night.

Zidane and his players didn’t produce a shot on target as they were beaten 3-0 by the French champions at the end of the game played at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

Former Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria was the star of the game after the Argentine international star scored a brace.

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Di Maria stepped up for PSG in the absence of the attacking trio of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar.

Mbappe and Cavani missed the game as a result of injury, while Neymar was suspended for the French giants’ Champions League opener.

Angel Di Maria got his goals in the first half before PSG right-back Anthony Meunier wrapped up the points for the French capital club.

In the pick of the bunch, Atletico Madrid came from two goals down to seal a point against visitors Juventus via a 2-2 draw.

Juan Cuadrado and Blaise Matuidi gave the Italian champions a two-nil lead before the home team fought back through goals from Stefan David and summer signing Hector Herrera as the two teams settled for a point.

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La Liga: Atletico Madrid Open Gap On Title Rivals

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Atletico Madrid have opened a healthy lead on their title rivals at the top of the Spanish La Liga table after the third set of league matches in the new season.

The Spanish capital club maintained their perfect start to the season with a win over Eibar at home.

The victory was not straightforward for Atletico Madrid who had to come from two goals down to beat Eibar 3-2 for their third successive win at the start of the new Spanish La Liga season.

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Atletico Madrid have started the season well in their quest to win a first league title in six years.

Eibar went two goals up through Charles and Anaitz Arbilla before Atletico Madrid battled back with three goals to win the game including a stoppage time strike from Ghanaian international Thomas Partey.

Joao Felix is the record signing at Atletico Madrid and he pulled one back for his team before Vitolo leveled proceedings for the Spanish capital outfit paving the way for Partey to score the winning goal.

Atletico Madrid lead the league with nine points from the three games played ahead of Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla with seven points.

Levante are in fourth position with six points, while Atletico Madrid’s city rivals and title rivals Real Madrid are in fifth position with five points after their 2-2 draw at Villarreal on Sunday.

Title favourites and defending champions Barcelona are in the eighth position with four points.

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Mourinho Sends Strong Message To Young Joao Felix

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Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has backed new Atletico Madrid signing Joao Felix to be an instant hit for the Spanish La Liga club.

Jose Mourinho talked about Joao Felix during an interview with the Portuguese Football Association’s television channel.

According to him, the level of expectation on the young shoulder of Joao Felix is high but the Portuguese attacker can thrive with it.

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Jose Mourinho has been involved with television and punditry in recent weeks having failed to return to the dugout since his dismissal at Manchester United at the end of 2018.

He was sacked after the poor start to the season recorded by Manchester United under his watch.

Jose Mourinho is a big supporter of Joao Felix and he believes the former Benfica attacker can thrive in his new surroundings at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

Joao Felix became the most expensive signing in the history of Atletico Madrid after the Spaniards paid €126m for him.

The young Portuguese international was linked with a lot of the big clubs in European football before Atletico Madrid swooped in for him.

Joao Felix was linked with clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

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Atletico Madrid Open Talks With Spurs For Man Utd Target

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Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have opened negotiations with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur over midfielder Christian Eriksen.

This is according to the latest reports emanating from the media in Spain.

Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen previously talked about leaving the club this summer but his desire has not been granted with three weeks left between now and the end of this summer’s transfer window.

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According to the publication from trusted Spanish newspaper AS, Atletico Madrid want to sign Christian Eriksen before the end of this transfer window and they have already opened talks with the North Londoners.

Christian Eriksen has one year left on his current deal at the club.

Spurs have to make a decision on the player who will be a free agent by next summer if he fails to sign a new deal.

The North Londoners have to sell him this summer to prevent a free transfer for him.

Christian Eriksen has been a key player for the 2019 Champions League finalists since joining the club in 2013.

The Manchester United target moved to London from Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam as part of the transfer splurge made on the back of the then world-record move by Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

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