Saul Niguez

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 Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring his team’s third goal during the English Premier League victory over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP  via Getty Images

Thomas Tuchel hailed Romelu Lukaku’s goalscoring “personality” as central to Chelsea’s unbeaten Premier League start. Belgium hitman Lukaku fired a f(...)

 Saul Niguez: “I couldn’t show people what I can do. Not learning, not improving, not growing was frustrating. This is a decision to unblock me. By leaving my comfort zone I’m going to make a new Saúl emerge. Photograph:  Harriet Lander//Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Saúl Ñíguez didn’t much like what he had become so he set off in search of himself. A decade after making his first-team debut at Atlético Madrid, h(...)

Manuel Locatelli joined Juventus on a complicated loan deal from Sassuolo. Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

Most people have probably not heard of John Docker, given he made a handful of appearances, as a teenager, for Torquay at the start of their Division (...)

 Antoine Griezmann has left Barcelona to return to Atlético Madrid. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Antoine Griezmann has re-joined Atlético Madrid in a shock move from Barcelona on a season’s loan with an obligation for the transfer to become perman(...)

Kurt Zouma looks set to complete his move from Chelsea to West Ham. Photograph: Jose Breton/Getty Images

Kurt Zouma is close to completing his £25m (€29m) move to West Ham, paving the way for Chelsea to push ahead with their bid to sign Jules Koundé from (...)

 Saul Niguez  of Atletico Madrid in action against Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta  during the Champions League.  Photograph:  Stefan Constantin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Chelsea are considering a late loan move for Atlético Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez, but the European champions could face competition for the midfielder from (...)

 Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud scores the winning goal in the  Champions League round of 16, first leg  match against Atletico Madrid at the Arena Nationala stadium in Bucharest. Photograph:  Robert Ghement/EPA

Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 1 In the end it came down to Chelsea’s ambition. While Atletico Madrid were held back by Diego Simeone’s negativity, Thomas(...)

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Alassane Plea (second from right) celebrates after completing his hat-trick in the  Champions League Group B match against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Olympiyskiy Stadium in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images

Alassane Plea scored a Champions League hat-trick as Borussia Mönchengladbach powered their way to the top of Group B with a 6-0 romp at Shakhtar Done(...)

Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez scores on his debut at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Photograph: EPA

Debutant Luis Suarez wasted no time in making his mark at Atletico Madrid as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich suffered a day to forget. Suarez came(...)

 Atletico players celebrate their second goal at Anfield. Photograph: EPA

Liverpool 2 Atletico Madrid 3 (Atletico win 4-2 on aggregate) Beware the Atlético Madrid sucker punch. Liverpool knew that it was a possibility, howe(...)

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