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Fernando Torres says it would be a childhood dream come true to win with Atleti

Fernando Torres: We have a chance to re-write history

Fernando Torres may have won the Champions League four years ago with Chelsea, but lifting the big-eared trophy at the San Siro with Atlético Madrid on Saturday would be a childhood dream fulfilled for El Niño.

Speaking at the home of the showpiece fixture 24 hours before the final, Torres stressed just how important the match was for Atléticos everywhere.

Andre Carrillo while playing for Sporting earlier this season

Could André Carrillo really end up at Atlético?

In what has already been a crazy week in terms of transfer rumours for Atlético Madrid, things took another turn this week as reports surfaced of an Atleti deal to sign André Carrillo from Benfica in another €25 million deal.

Luciano Vietto plays for Atlético against Athletic Bilbao

Luciano Vietto hoping to seal move away from Atlético

After a disappointing first season for Luciano Vietto at Atlético Madrid, it is understood that the young Argentine forward is keen on a move away from the Vicente Calderón in order to secure first-team football.

Celta is the rumoured destination for Vietto, according to AS, with talks between the clubs already at an advanced stage.

Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann close to signing new Atlético contract

With the biggest match of his short career ahead of him this Saturday, Antoine Griezmann sat down with Spanish sports paper AS in the run up to the Champions League final and confirmed that he would soon be putting pen to paper on a new contract with Atlético.

Despite only renewing his agreement with Atlético last summer, Griezmann confirmed that Atleti had offered a new deal, and that he hopes to stay with Atlético

“Atlético have given me an offer to carry on and I want to stay,” the young Frenchman said, to the delight of rojiblancos everywhere.

Torres broke the deadlock for Atlético

La Liga: Atlético 2 – 0 Celta

Two goals in three minutes at the start of the second half handed Atlético Madrid three points as they closed out the 2015/16 league campaign with a win over Celta.

Will Simeone rotate, or play his strongest XI with 2 weeks to recover?

Match preview: Atlético vs. Celta

With the league title out of Atlético’s grasp, the only thing that Atleti are playing for now is City pride, as they welcome Celta to the Vicente Calderón on Saturday evening.

Kick-off in the final day of this La Liga season is at 19:30 CEST.

Atlético icon Torres given the chance to stay at the club he loves

Atlético offers new deals to Torres and Tiago

After months of speculation, it seems that Atlético Madrid have finally got all of their ducks in a row and offered new contracts to what would have been two of this summer’s biggest free agents; Tiago and Fernando Torres.

Both free to sign with another club in the summer, Cadena Ser is reporting that Atlético have made the decision to renew Tiago’s contract for another season, despite the midfielder missing half of this year’s campaign after a injury.

Rayo Vallecano de Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - Copa del Rey

Matchday LIVE: Levante vs. Atlético

Still in with a chance of winning La Liga, Atlético need all three points away to already-relegated Levante, who have been Atleti’s bogey-team in recent years.

Godín and Griezmann both are missing from the Atlético XI, as they are both on bookings and at risk of missing the final game of the season against Celta.

Nick Lawley soaks in the Allianz Arena following the match

The Road to Milano – 24 hours in Munich

What an unbelievable night. A little under 3000 Atletico fans squeezed into the visitors section at the Allianz Arena, expecting to sing and shout their way to victory. We were also expecting to suffer and cry, because it wouldn’t be Atleti without these feelings too.

Simeone could be missing for a long time if he's charged by the committee

Simeone could be in hot water over headset-gate

Atlético Madrid managed to grind out a 1-0 win at the Vicente Calderón on Saturday afternoon, even with Diego Simeone sat in the stands rather than the dugout. However, it seems that Cholo’s influence might have been felt in the technical area after all.

AS has rather unhelpfully pointed out that Simeone was sat next to Atleti’s goalkeeping coach Pablo Vercelonne during the game, who was sat with an earpiece on.