Monday - 14.05.2012
: Roman Abramovich is willing to give up on Fernando Torres in order to sign Radamel Falcao. Chelsea are appearently offering €15 million and Torres. This is something we'll be hearing all summer long and Chelsea will be in for him just like a bunch of other clubs. We'll see if Atlético can keep him and I suppose everything depends on whether Gil Marín can re-negotiate the TV-contract so we'll get approx. €10 million more in revenue as well as another €10 million if the shirt sponsorship with Astana could be finalized.
: Pablo García-Cuervo on MARCA TV just tweeted
Atlético will be looking to wrap up the Alberto Botía-deal in the next 15 days. That'll hopefully not include Adrián.
: Still uncertain whether Diego will continue at Atlético and the big problem is his wages. He's not willing to lower his demands which is key to reach an agreement. The chances of Falcao staying are pretty much none considering we didn't reach Champions League this season.
They're looking at Emre Belözoğlu right now, hopefully not as Diego's replacement considering the difference in consistency and quality.
We've been offered Olivier Giroud (Montpellier) appearently who's scored 21 goals for his side in Ligue 1 this season. Giroud have also managed 9 assists and is among the most influental players in their title challenge.
Atlético are appearently negotiating Alberto Botía's transfer from Sporting Gijón as well. Barcelona still have a option to re-sign him for €2 million until the end of this month. They want to include Afellay as well in the deal. Again, hopefully we'll keep Adrián.
: Keep in mind, this guy is something of a lunatic, sometimes he's right, sometimes he isn't..but here it goes; Falcao's future lies in Chelsea..but Atlético don't want Fernando Torres and only money. Fine, sounds like a typical Gil Marín-operation.
Adrián, meanwhile, is in negotiations regarding his wages, so it might explain all the Barcelona-stuff being thrown around in the media.
As for the players who've been on loan; only Diego Costa is likely to stay next season. He's been very good for Rayo with 10 goals and 4 assists in 16 games. The player is most likely getting his Spanish passport in the summer as well, so we can finally stop throwing him around.