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April 14, 2014

Atletico have been cast as one of the most deserving clubs in Europe, but their dubious tax history suggests otherwise
14:37 GMT

They are billed as the Robin Hood club of Spanish football, the challengers to the old hegemony of Real Madrid and Barcelona. Now Atletico Madrid have a chance to strike at the heart of the new money in English football too, when they face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals, adding to the lustre of Diego Simeone's team as the great outsiders.

Chelsea to acquire Costa for 50m pounds
08:41 GMT

Chelsea has reportedly agreed to acquire Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa for a transfer fee of 50 million pounds.

April 13, 2014

Rio Ferdinand keen to stay at Manchester United
23:49 GMT

The 35-year-old's current contract is set to expire at the end of the season, prompting talk of retirement, but the defender would like to extend his deal at Old Trafford

Clint Dempsey
17:08 GMT

Two US football stars, who play for Major League Soccer (MLS), reportedly make more than the total payroll of 15 out of the 19 American league clubs.

Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City: Coutinho settles dramatic title showdown
16:48 GMT

The Reds took a huge step towards a first Premier League title with a confident performance at Anfield, though the visitors made them work after equalising from two goals down

Demba Ba determined to quit Chelsea after being driven to breaking point by Mourinho
14:23 GMT

Chelsea striker Demba Ba has reportedly claimed that he has been driven to his breaking point by boss Jose Mourinho and is determined to quit the club in the summer.

Man U meets van Gaal to discuss prospects of succeeding Moyes following club's poor season
07:02 GMT

Manchester United representatives have reportedly met with former Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal about the prospect of succeeding under-fire Scot David Moyes following the club's poor performance this season.

April 12, 2014

Juventus in talks to sign Ivory Coast's Drogba: Reports
22:10 GMT

Italian giants Juventus are reportedly in talks to sign Ivory Coast and Galatasaray forward Didier Drogba in the summer transfer window.

Swansea v Chelsea: Projected lineups as Blues continue title chase
12:38 GMT

Swansea City have played some beautiful football for Gary Monk since he took over for Michael Laudrup. However, beautiful football still is not always enough to win you matches.

Liverpool v Manchester City: Projected lineups for title race showdown
12:33 GMT

Liverpool are in-form at the moment and they will be looking for their 10th straight victory on the bounce having found a way to win in almost any situation this calendar year.

Suarez reveals secrets of why he allows Gerrard to take Liverpool penalties
10:20 GMT

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has revealed that he lets his team captain Steven Gerrard to take any penalty shots for the club as he values team success over personal milestones.

April 11, 2014

Official: Thibaut Courtois free to play against Chelsea
21:37 GMT

Chelsea have announced that their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid, will be able to play against them when the two sides meet each other in the Champions League semi-finals.

'Beleaguered' Wenger says 'sacrifices each day in career' in trying to win trophies
14:31 GMT

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that he still dreams of winning a trophy and slammed his critics by saying that he 'sacrifices each day of his life' when the club fails to win silverware.

Europa League draw: Juventus face Benfica, Sevilla to lock horns with Valencia
13:30 GMT

The Serie A champions will meet last season's beaten finalists, while the other last four tie features and all-Spanish affair

Champions League draw: Bayern Munich meet Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid face Chelsea
13:21 GMT

The reigning European champions have been paired with Carlo Ancelotti's side, as Jose Mourinho's men meet the conquerors of Barcelona from the last round