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Wednesday Kickoff: Liverpool-Stoke City; Ramires; El Shaarawy and more

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One half of this year's Capital One Cup final was established in thrilling fashion on Tuesday, whileseveral players were on the move as the January window starts to creep towards its close.

Liverpool defeated Stoke City 0-1 (6-5 on penalty kicks) at Anfield in Tuesday's second leg of their Capital One Cup semifinal.

3 strikers Chelsea could sign in January after Diego Costa slump

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Chelsea seemed to have found a long-term solution to their striker conundrum when they signed Diego Costa in the summer of 2014. The Spaniard came off the back of a prolific season with Atletico Madrid and hit it off in the Premier League rightaway, scoring 21 goals in all competitions in his first season.

Jose Mourinho denies any interest in £43.5m rated attacker!

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Jose Mourinho has denied any interest in signing Antoine Griezmann and has hopefully put an end to ALL rumours about the 24-year-old signing for Chelsea this summer.

It's a story that appeared a fair few weeks ago and seemed to have gathered momentum recently. It was being reported that Chelsea were more than happy to meet the £43.

Three areas Chelsea must improve upon next season

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His side may have cantered to the Premier League title this season, but Jose Mourinho is experienced enough to know that Chelsea will need to improve even further to have a chance of retaining their crown next season.

REPORTS: Chelsea looking to strengthen in FOUR key areas!

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Reports suggest that once Jose Mourinho has signed the extension to his current contract, he will be looking to sign a Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and a Striker this summer and there are four names being touted as possible targets.

Atletico Madrid wide-man Antoine Griezmann, Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and Getafe keeper Vicente Guaita are on their radar but with the FFP restrictions in place it would mean that at least three Chelsea players would need to make way.

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Simeone hints at possible Griezmann transfer amid Premier League interest

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone hasn't completely ruled out the departure of star forward Antoine Griezmann, but has revealed talks are ongoing between the player and the club.

Antoine Griezmann should be considered among the world’s best players

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Playing up front for Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side cannot be easy. After all, in a team which is so focused on forging a cohesive shape, clearing danger quickly and frustrating opponents, attacking incision often seems as though it's a secondary concern. But over the years the Madrid side have had special attacking players who have added the gloss to this style of soccer.

Antoine Griezmann should be considered among the world’s best players

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Playing up front for Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side cannot be easy. After all, in a team which is so focused on forging a cohesive shape, clearing danger quickly and frustrating opponents, attacking incision often seems as though it's a secondary concern. But over the years the Madrid side have had special attacking players who have added the gloss to this style of soccer.

Mesut Ozil, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Suarez… Names of the Champions League, matchday 5

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Florenzi… Names of the Champions League, Matchday 1

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Brazilian star: Chelsea’s €80m target has a ‘lot of quality’

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Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has praised his club team mate Antoine Griezmann and analyses his importance to the side.

The France international has enjoyed a phenomenal debut season at the Calderon last season, where he scored 25 goals for the Rojibalcos in all competitions.

Jackson Martinez makes his mark as Atletico stroll to victory over Sevilla

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Jackson Martinez came off the bench to score his first Atletico Madrid goal in a 3-0 Primera Division win over Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Spain international Koke prodded in the opener 10 minutes before the interval and Martinez's introduction as a 78th-minute substitute to replace Fernando Torres paid dividends to the tune of two further goals.

Three players Chelsea must sign before Transfer Deadline Day

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It's incredible how quickly and how drastically things can change in football. After being the talk of the town for all the right reasons just a few months ago, Chelsea are now in complete and utter disarray.

Chelsea need to pay €80m to sign 24-year-old star

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La Liga club Atletico Madrid have inserted a massive buy-out clause into the new contract of star forward Antoine Griezmann. The 24-year-old French international impressed heavily in his first season at the club, where he scored 25 goals in all competition.

After Falcao, Chelsea turn attention to £43m French forward

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Chelsea agreed a loan deal for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao yesterday. The Barclays Premier League Champions have agreed to pay Monaco a £5m loan fee for the former Manchester United striker, who according to The Times, has accepted a pay cut of more than 25 per cent on his previous wages of £265k-a-week to move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea boosted in pursuit of £43m French midfielder

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Chelsea have been boosted in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Antoine Griezmann as reports from the London Evening Standard claim that the player is more than willing to make the switch to the newly crowned Premier League Champions.

Atletico Madrid set to offer bumper deals to Chelsea targets; will the Blues pay £100m?

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Atletico Madrid are looking to fight off the interest of Chelsea in two of their best players Antoine Griezmann and Koke, by offering the duo lucrative deals at the club, the Telegraph has reported.

Should Chelsea pay £43m for Atletico Madrid star?

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Should Chelsea pay £43m for Atletico Madrid star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

They've comfortably won the Premier League this season, but Jose Mourinho and Chelsea have been quick to look forward and start preparations for their title defence next year. It has been reported by credible sources such as The Guardian that the Blues are looking to bring Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Chelsea consider summer move for £43m French forward

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Chelsea are considering a summer move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.

The 24-year-old, who effectively replaced Diego Costa at the Vicente Calderon, has enjoyed a terrific campaign for the Rojiblancos.

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Diego Simeone credits Fernando Torres for improving Atletico Madrid’s attack

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Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Fernando Torres by saying the striker's presence has improved the performances of forwards Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic.

Torres arrived in January and quickly settled back into his boyhood club, scoring a brace at the Santiago Bernabeu which helped knock Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey.

Diego Simeone credits Fernando Torres for improving Atletico Madrid’s attack

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Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Fernando Torres by saying the striker's presence has improved the performances of forwards Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic.

Torres arrived in January and quickly settled back into his boyhood club, scoring a brace at the Santiago Bernabeu which helped knock Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid: How Antoine Griezmann became the key to success for Atleti

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Diego Simeone admits starting Griezmann, Mandzukic and Torres was a mistake

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Diego Simeone has admitted that his decision to startthe forward combinationofAntoine Griezmann, Mario Mandzukic and Fernando Torres against Celta Vigo was a mistake.

The Atletico Madrid manager was short on attacking threats for the La Liga contest due to an injury to midfielder Koke, and because of the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia.

Diego Simeone admits starting Griezmann, Mandzukic and Torres was a mistake

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Diego Simeone has admitted that his decision to startthe forward combinationofAntoine Griezmann, Mario Mandzukic and Fernando Torres against Celta Vigo was a mistake.

The Atletico Madrid manager was short on attacking threats for the La Liga contest due to an injury to midfielder Koke, and because of the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia.

Torres, Griezmann and Mandzukic set to start for Atletico Madrid against Celta Vigo

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Due to injuries and suspension, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to start Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic together for the first time this season.

Atletico will be lacking creativity tomorrow against Celta Vigo due to the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia, and due to the loss of midfielder Koke to a hamstring injury.

Torres, Griezmann and Mandzukic set to start for Atletico Madrid against Celta Vigo

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Due to injuries and suspension, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to start Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic together for the first time this season.

Atletico will be lacking creativity tomorrow against Celta Vigo due to the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia, and due to the loss of midfielder Koke to a hamstring injury.

Antoine Griezmann reveals why he snubbed Barcelona

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In an interview with French television, Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed why he turned down an offer from Barcelona earlier in his career.

The January player of the month in La Liga toldRTLthat the Catalan club initially approached him when the France international first broke into the squad at Real Sociedad in 2009 (while the Basque club were playing in the Segunda Division).

Antoine Griezmann reveals why he snubbed Barcelona

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In an interview with French television, Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed why he turned down an offer from Barcelona earlier in his career.

The January player of the month in La Liga toldRTLthat the Catalan club initially approached him when the France international first broke into the squad at Real Sociedad in 2009 (while the Basque club were playing in the Segunda Division).

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Ronaldo, the World Cup, Hamilton Academical, Harry Kane – it’s Just Football’s end of year review 2014

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Antoine Griezmann Shines During Volatile Match At The New San Mames

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Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick and propelled Diego Simeone's side to a 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao during a volatile match at the new San Mames on Sunday.

Those who witnessed the La Liga contest will testify that it was one of the more compelling, hard-fought games of the early season.

Antoine Griezmann Shines During Volatile Match At The New San Mames

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Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick and propelled Diego Simeone's side to a 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao during a volatile match at the new San Mames on Sunday.

Those who witnessed the La Liga contest will testify that it was one of the more compelling, hard-fought games of the early season.

Antoine Griezmann Hitting His Stride At Atletico Madrid

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After a season which saw Atletico Madrid break Barcelona and Real Madrid's stranglehold on the La Liga title, the alarms bells went offover thesummer as Diego Simeone saw his two best players exit the Vicente Calderonto join Jose Mourinho' sideat Stamford Bridge.

The loss of Thibaut Courtoiswas significant to the Madrid club because the Belgian goalkeeper had been the best goalkeeper in Spain over the past few seasons.

Arsenal target signs for Atletico Madrid

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French winger Antoine Griezmann has completed his moved to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad in a deal worth £24 million.

The 23-year-old has signed a six-year contract at the club after completing his medical.

Antoine Griezmann Finalizes His Move To Atletico Madrid

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This morning, France International winger Antoine Griezmann passed a medical and signed a six-year contract with Atletico Madrid.

The 23-year-old leaves Real Sociedad after spending the past ten years with the Spanish club. Griezmann arrived at San Sebastianwhen he was thirteen and spent his first four years playing in its youth academy.

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2015 European Player Rankings: Best 25 Strikers

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This is the secondin a series of European player rankings that will cover each position on the pitch. Each player is assigned to a position based on their natural propensity and where they were deployed this past season, with more weight given to the latter.

‘Griezmannia’ Is Running Wild: Mothers Weep As Horror Hair Epidemic Has Youth Of Madrid In Its Peroxide Grasp

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Here at Pies, we endeavour to keep you abreast of the latest in Horror Hair knockings, so we feel duty-bound to inform you of a follicular epidemic that has Madrid in its bleach-blonde grip and is currently reducing hundreds,nay, thousands of distraught mothers to tears right across the city.

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Paris, West Chester United wins USOC qualifier, report says Linc a Copa Centenario venue, more

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Puma Go All Japanese And Mystical With Bonkers New evoSPEED ‘Dragon’ Boots (Photos)

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Football boots fit for a Khaleesi

Taking a leaf out of Adidas/Yohji Yamamoto's Eastern-mythology-inspired sketchbook, Puma have cooked up these new evoSPEED 1.3 Graphic boots which, according to the accompanying blurb, take theirinspiration from the Japanese dragon, "a traditional symbol for speed, power, wisdom and agility".