Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has expressed his desire to remain at Spanish side Atletico Madrid next season. Morata currently on-loan struggled at Chelsea despite initially scoring goals for the club and looked bereft of confidence this season.

‘Since he made the move to Atletico, Morata has gained some form back and looks like the Morata of old making runs and scoring goals. It is no surprise that the forward has no intentions of returning to his parent club.


It was all smiles for David Villa over the weekend as he scored his first goal for his new side Vissel Kobe in the 1-0 victory against Sagan Tosu. In a game billed as a reunion of three Spanish World Cup winning players in the form of Villa, Andreas Iniesta and Fernando Torres the game was cagey with few chances.

Torres had a good chance to put Sagan Tosu in front but fired wide in a first half dominated by Vissel Kobe. In the second half, Kobe sprang out of the traps early and Villa turned the ball in after a defensive mistake from Sagan Tosu in the 54th minute to score his first goal for the club.

Fernando Torres All Set For A Come Back In Derby Madrid

Atletico Madrid’s reckless child Torres Fernando could make his arrival in a warmed derby with Madrid on Wednesday in the past 16 of the King's Cup on the off chance that he looks sharp in preparing, mentor Diego Simeone has said.

The previous Atletico skipper, who played 244 recreations for the place where he grew up the club where he appeared matured 17, has marked an 18-month advance arrangement from AC Milan which will wind up successful when the Italian exchange advertise. Torres was an Atletico token who left the stammering club in 2007 to look for Chelsea and Liverpool and has now come back to a side that broke the restraining infrastructure of Real and Barcelona by endearing La Liga last term.


Ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend, we look at the times Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have met in the time past. Both top managers have met on opposite sides of the dugout 21 times, with this Sunday’s meeting being the 22nd.

Manchester City are hosting this time but anytime both managers face each other, it is always a thrill to watch. Manchester United have recently been forcing their way back into games. Mourinho recently complained of their slow starts as he knows it would be harder at the Etihad.


Marseille came from behind to defeat their hosts Monaco 3-2 on Sunday. The French sides approached the game with all seriousness as it was a derby of note. The skipper Radamel Falcao ahead of the game said they as hosts would give everything possible to claim maximum points especially as Marseille were “a direct rival for the podium.”

Monaco had a good run against Marseille but they could not repeat past feats, with Coach Rudi Garcia keen on a change in the run of things. Marseille were the first to go ahead at the stroke of half time. DimitriPayet sent a perfectly weighed cross that Kostas Mitroglou headed in.

Fernando Torres Is Aiming To Put Sagan Tosu On The Map Of World Football

Fernando Torres career has come full circle. He fell in love with the game from reading the legendary Japanese comic book "Captain Tsubasa." "I still remember when I was a kid, the signal on the TV wasn’t that good and it was difficult for me to get a proper signal on my TV, but I use to hear everyone in school was talking about this football cartoon comic from Japan," in an interview Torres said back in the year 2012. "This created my interest in the football game and that was the first contact I had with Japan." He said.

The football career last chapter that has seen spells with Liverpool, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and over 100 appearances for Spain, is most likely to take place in Japan as he gets ready to make his debut for Sagan Tosu on Sunday.

For the Japanese fans, it is becoming an increasingly familiar sight. A big name and World Cup winner, scarf of a J. League club. It follows the arrival of Lukas Podolski and Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe. The trio from Europe has signed up for clubs that are not the Japanese elite traditional members. These stars not yet joined Urawa Reds, Yokohama F. Marinos or Kashima Antlers, but rather team Sagan Tosu and Vissel Kobe that has had never come close to winning the league title.

Fernando Torres Undecided Over His Next Move

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres is unsure about where he could be plying his trade next season. The Spain international is expected to leave Atleti at the expiry of his contract in the summer, but he has yet to decide on his next challenge. Speaking to Cadena SER, he said: “I have not made the decision. I will say it as I have said: that I leave Atletico. I will not continue in Spain. Europe? I don’t know. One has an idea that can then change.”

Torres had initially made up his mind to retire with the Capital outfit, but things have not gone as planned under Diego Simeone. There had been a talk of a rift between the Spaniard and the manager regarding his playing time, and reports have since associated the 34-year-old with several clubs across the world.

Diego Simeone-Fernando Torres Row Has Been Resolved – Diego Godin

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has revealed that the public disagreement between manager Diego Simeone and forward Fernando Torres has been resolved. Earlier last week, Simeone had stated that he would not be fighting with the veteran striker who is unhappy with his present situation, and Godin has now clarified that a solution has been found between both parties.

Beijing Renhe Contemplating €8 Million Bid for Fernando Torres

Beijing Renhe have rejected suggestions that they are about to make an offer for Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres, who may be set for an exit from the Spanish club for the second time in his career. Torres returned to the Vicente Calderon for a second spell at the club. He is a local hero at Atletico Madrid and even captained them at a very young age. Torres is expected to have a much lower first-team opportunities in the second half of the campaign, as Atletico have brought in Diego Costa as the new centre forward. Even Antoine Griezmann looks set to stay at the club and it will be a tough choice for manager Diego Simeone to have a disgruntled Torres in the squad.

Balague quashes Torres to Newcastle rumour

With the transfer window fast approaching, the rumour mill is heating up and one of the more interesting ones out there concerns Fernando Torres and a possible move to Newcastle United.

It appears the connection between the striker and the club stems from the relationship between him and Magpies manager Rafael Benitez from their time together at Liverpool and Chelsea.

However, the respected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has poured cold water on the rumour taking to his social media feed on Twitter stating,

“About Torres and Newcastle there is nothing at all going on about it.”

Newcastle have negotiated their return to the Premier League much better than probably even their own fans expected and currently sit in 11th place with four wins and two draws from their first 11 games.