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Chelsea "Prepared to offer up to £50m" for this Premier League star!

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Guus Hiddink has denied any transfer involvement this month and has described doing business in January as "desperation". However, it's being reported that Chelsea are prepared to go back in for John Stones and will offer up to £50m to sign him.

Much has been made of Stones and the FOUR transfer bids that were rejected by Everton.

The Sadness and Darkness of Entropy, or “The Inevitable Decline of Fernando Torres & Falcao”

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This may shock you, but, for a time, Fernando Torres played soccer exceptionally well. Even before he signed for Liverpool FC and rocked the back of nets in England, he scored some absolute screamers as a youth for Atletico de Madrid and became known as Barcelona's bogeyman. He became a Champion of Europe with Spain in 2008 and then won a World Cup.

Postcards From Yesteryear: Everton 2-0 Liverpool, October 2010 – Everton’s last Merseyside Derby win

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by Aidan Williams It was only five short years ago, but it now seems worlds away. It was a time when Liverpool, struggling through the twin hindrances of an ownership battle being played out rather...

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Ferguson hammers Chelsea’s £50m transfer deal

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Ferguson hammers Chelsea's £50m transfer deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised Chelsea for signing Fernando Torres for then-British-record transfer fee of 50m from Liverpool in 2011.

The legendary former Manchester United manager in his newbook titled ‘Leading' says Chelsea have impulsively paid that hefty transfer feefor Torres.

FootballNow Review: Follow all Premier League games live this weekend

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FootballNow Review: Follow all Premier League games live this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If you're a footballfanlike me, then you're one who loves to stay abreast of all the action, whenever and wherever you are. But doing just that is often time consuming, hard work and sometime fruitless.

Will Radamel Falcao be another Fernando Torres at Chelsea?

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Will Radamel Falcao be another Fernando Torres at Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao's move to Chelsea is expected to be announced any time now. The Colombian is set to join the Blues on a one-year£4 million loan deal, with the club having the option to buy the Monaco striker for£35 million next summer.

Chelsea 1-1 Southampton: Believe it or not there ARE some positives from the game!

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It wasn't a great performance yesterday and it's two more points dropped at home. However, it's important to focus on the fact that there ARE some positives from the game at Stamford Bridge against Southampton.

Costa on the goal trail again.

After a mini drought, Diego Costa got himself back on the score sheet again which is important.

Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez set to play in Steven Gerrard’s testimonial match

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Former Liverpool strikers Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez have been tipped to return to Anfield next month to feature in Steven Gerrard's scheduled testimonial according to Spanish newspaper AS.

Torres in particular, enjoyed a fantastic partnership with Gerrard in his Liverpool days before his £50million transfer to Chelsea, a move that was said to have broken Gerrard's heart.

Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez set to play in Steven Gerrard’s testimonial match

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Former Liverpool strikers Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez have been tipped to return to Anfield next month to feature in Steven Gerrard's scheduled testimonial according to Spanish newspaper AS.

Torres in particular, enjoyed a fantastic partnership with Gerrard in his Liverpool days before his £50million transfer to Chelsea, a move that was said to have broken Gerrard's heart.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid run win streak to nine after advancing in Copa del Rey

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Atletico Madrid sealed their place in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a ninth consecutive win in all competitions thanks to Thomas Partey's solitary goal against Catalan minnows Reus on Thursday. Ghanaian midfielder Thomas struck his first goal for the club eight minutes after halftime to complete a 3-1 aggregate win for a side without the rested Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann.

Atletico Madrid run win streak to nine after advancing in Copa del Rey

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Atletico Madrid sealed their place in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a ninth consecutive win in all competitions thanks to Thomas Partey's solitary goal against Catalan minnows Reus on Thursday. Ghanaian midfielder Thomas struck his first goal for the club eight minutes after halftime to complete a 3-1 aggregate win for a side without the rested Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann.

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.

Video Torres goal vs Getafe Atletico Madrid 2015 2-0 Highlights

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"There is no doubt Chelsea have the freedom to spend big money this summer."

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This week, the Telegraph published a fascinating article explaining that Chelsea's position now under FFP rules has been strengthened with the permanent sale of Fernando Torres. The article was such an eye opener, I wanted to feature it here and to explain the situation using quotes from it because I believe that not all of us are aware of how the FFP works.

Chelsea can sign a superstar in the summer after FFP Boost

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Chelsea can sign a superstar in the summer after FFP Boost - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea are expected to spend big as they have access to over £40m in extra Financial Fair Play cash this summer. This means that the Blues could sign a superstar with the likes of Paul Pogba linked with the London club.

Fernando Torres Chooses Very Poetic Way To Describe His Four-Year Funk At Chelsea

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On paper, Fernando Torres' time at Chelsea doesn't look too shabby with anot-entirely-shambolic goal record of 46 in 172 appearances and an FA Cup, a Europa League and a Champions League titleto show for his four years at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s £50m flop talks about Stamford Bridge frustration

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Chelsea's £50m flop talks about Stamford Bridge frustration - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fernando Torres has opened up about his torrid time at Chelsea in an interview with Spanish daily El Pais. The Spanish striker, who spent three-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge from 2011 to 2014, never got into his stride with the club and was eventually sold to AC Milan.

Fernando Torres not distracted by next week’s Champions League decider

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Heading into this weekend's La Liga fixtures, Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has reiterated he and his teammates are being constantly remindedof the importance of Saturday'sencounter with Espanyol, even though fans may have one eye on the club'simportant Champions League return leg against Bayer Leverkusennext week.

Fernando Torres not distracted by next week’s Champions League decider

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Heading into this weekend's La Liga fixtures, Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has reiterated he and his teammates are being constantly remindedof the importance of Saturday'sencounter with Espanyol, even though fans may have one eye on the club'simportant Champions League return leg against Bayer Leverkusennext week.

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.

Fernando Torres excited about Champions League debut for his boyhood club

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While Fernando Torres has previous UEFA Champions League experience with Liverpool and Chelsea making 53 appearances between both Premier League sides -Wednesday night will be the first time the Spanish forward will step on the European stage as a member of his boyhood club, Atletico Madrid.

Torres began his career with Los Colchoneros making his first team debut in 2001 at the age of seventeen.

Fernando Torres excited about Champions League debut for his boyhood club

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While Fernando Torres has previous UEFA Champions League experience with Liverpool and Chelsea making 53 appearances between both Premier League sides -Wednesday night will be the first time the Spanish forward will step on the European stage as a member of his boyhood club, Atletico Madrid.

Torres began his career with Los Colchoneros making his first team debut in 2001 at the age of seventeen.

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.

Diego Simeone opts for Mario Mandzukic over Fernando Torres in the Madrid derby

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will to opt start striker Mario Mandzukic over Fernando Torres for Saturday's showdown with cross-city rivals, Real Madrid.

The decision may come as a surprise to some since Torres scored twice against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu to secure Atletico advancement in the Copa del Rey in January.

Diego Simeone opts for Mario Mandzukic over Fernando Torres in the Madrid derby

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will to opt start striker Mario Mandzukic over Fernando Torres for Saturday's showdown with cross-city rivals, Real Madrid.

The decision may come as a surprise to some since Torres scored twice against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu to secure Atletico advancement in the Copa del Rey in January.

Fernando Torres loan move to Atletico Madrid is the top January transfer deal, says UEFA poll

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UEFA.com asked more than 50 million fans on social media to name who they thought had been the best signing of the January transfer window.

Fans of Facebook and Twitter were invited to make their suggestions using #WinterTransferTop5.

The winner, as voted on by the fans, was Fernando Torres and his return to Atletico Madrid.

Fernando Torres loan move to Atletico Madrid is the top January transfer deal, says UEFA poll

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UEFA.com asked more than 50 million fans on social media to name who they thought had been the best signing of the January transfer window.

Fans of Facebook and Twitter were invited to make their suggestions using #WinterTransferTop5.

The winner, as voted on by the fans, was Fernando Torres and his return to Atletico Madrid.

Fernando Torres Set To Start For Atleti vs Barcelona With Mario Mandzukic On The Bench

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Prior to today's Copa del Rey quarter-final against Barcelona (4pm ET on beIN SPORTS in the USA), manager Diego Simeone had been reportedly been training his squad with an attacking trident formed by Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic. But it has been learned that the Argentine boss has elected to start Fernando Torres up front, with Griezmann playing just behind the striker, while Mandzukic will be begin the match as a substitute.

Real Madrid

Jackson Martínez - Tiempo de goles

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El delantero llegó al Atlético de Madrid de Diego Simeone para hacer crecer aún más su promisoria carrera. Qué se puede esperar del chocoano.

Reportaje publicado en ESPN Magazine Colombia, en diciembre de 2015.
Por PABLO ARO GERALDES

Aunque sin la cuenta bancaria de Real Madrid y Barcelona, el Atlético de Madrid hace un par de temporadas que se metió en esa pelea que parecía reservada para dos.

Torres the most overrated player in Spanish football?

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Torres the most overrated player in Spanish football? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Want to sell a football 'autobiography'? Then provocation and controversy are your best friends. That's certainly the attitude of the people behind Jerzy Dudek's offering; according to Dudek, during his time as Real Madrid's no.

Liverpool

Didier Drogba mocks Fernando Torres and Liverpool for being inferior to Chelsea

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Didier Drogba has mocked Fernando Torres for failing to adapt at Chelsea where the legendary striker says he was no longer a big fish in a small...

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Fernando Torres claims Steven Gerrard told him to quit Liverpool for Chelsea

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard encouraged star striker Fernando Torres to quit the club to make his £50m move to Chelsea, according to the Spaniard....

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Fernando Torres emotional after warm Liverpool reception

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Fernando Torres has revealed he was emotional after he received a warm reception from Liverpool fans at Steven Gerrard's all-star charity...

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Luis Suarez Returning To Anfield

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There will be a all-star list of Liverpool and footballing legends heading to Anfield on March 29th for a charity match to benefit the Liverpool FC Foundation.

Among the players that are confirmed to appear are Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres, Pepe Reina, Dirk Kuyt, Xabi Alonso, Thierry Henry, John Terry and Didier Drogba.

The Rest

Union bits, Cruz signs with Minnesota, USWNT union fires back, more

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Union scrimmage with John Hackworth-coached US U-17s today. Danny Cruz signs with Minnesota United. USWNT players union fires back at US Soccer. CONCACAF presidential candidates. More.

Ex-Chelsea man Fernando Torres says Pedro will be great signing for Man Utd

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Chelsea flop Fernando Torres says Pedro will be a great signing for Manchester United if the move goes through. The Barcelona attacker has admitted...

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