Football transfer rumours: Jamie Vardy to Atlético Madrid?

Today’s fluff is genuinely frightening

Defenders in La Liga might want to consider plying their trade elsewhere if Diego Simeone is successful in constructing the most terrifying frontline since the Orcs lined up to do battle in the second Lord of the Rings film. It says here that Atlético Madrid’s evil genius will offer Leicester City a good chunk of the money he expects to receive for Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona this summer in exchange for Jamie Vardy, who he has been tracking since the England striker’s impressive display in the Champions League against his club last year, to partner Diego Costa. Just imagine trying to keep a lid on those two. It would be like marking a couple of werewolves. The Mill’s come out in a cold sweat just thinking about it.

Liverpool’s Irish fanbase will be delighted to know that the club is this close to completing a deal for Lyon’s buzzy attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir, but beancounters will have to hand over £60m before the creative Fekir pitches up at Anfield. The France international could stick his boots in Emre Can’s empty locker when he gets there. The German will finally join Juventus on a free transfer when the Champions League final is over.

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