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Spain midfielder is out of favour at Old Trafford and Diego Simeone could offer a way out

Gareth Bale will be featuring for Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals

Champions League draw: A guide to the semi-finals as Chelsea face Atletico Madrid while Real Madrid will meet Bayern Munich

All the information you need to know on the tournament's final four

Koke arrives at the far post to score for Atletico Madrid

Champions League draw: Real Madrid have a new club to fear among Europe's elite, their neighbours Atletico Madrid

The draw for the Champions League final four will be made on Friday

Thibaut Courtois could play for Atletico Madrid against Chelsea

Champions League draw: Chelsea weigh up pros and cons of allowing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on loan at Atletico Madrid to play

Chelsea had the clause inserted in his loan deal at the Vicente Calderon

Koke celebrates his goal with former Barcelona striker David Villa

Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 0 match report: Koke stuns Barca on night Lionel Messi goes missing

Spanish playmaker scores the only goal of the game as Atleti prevail at home to reach Champions League semi-finals

Champions League LIVE! Bayern Munich v Manchester United and Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

Follow all of the news and updates from tonight's Champions League quarter-finals

Samuel Eto’o this week revealed his run-ins with Pep Guardiola when he became Barcelona coach in 2008

Pete Jenson's A Different League: Can Atletico Madrid 'do a Kimi Raikkonen' and pip the big two to the title?

Amid the slowed-down replays of Sergio Busquets looking down at Pepe as he lay on the ground before running his studs over his head, and the inquest into every incident that took place during Sunday’s Clasico – one of which involved Pepe apparently saying to Lionel Messi: “Every time I mark you, you shit yourself.” To which Messi allegedly replied: “Every time you mark me, I score” – one stone-cold fact was largely forgotten: Atletico Madrid are top of La Liga.

Chelsea keen for Thibaut Courtois to extend loan deal with Atletico Madrid

Blues unwilling to lose star youngster

Juan Mata made an impressive debut for Manchester United

Manchester United transfer news: Completed signings and latest rumours

All the news surrounding Manchester United

Jose Mourinho gestures from the sidelines during Chelsea's 1-0 win over Stoke

Chelsea v West Ham: Jose Mourinho claims Chelsea will be in a better position to compete for silverware next year

Mourinho may be guilty in playing mind games once again but he believes that this season is more about developing the squad rather than earning silverware

Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid's Cope del Rey second leg due to a leg injury

Gareth Bale: 'His genitals are fine' says Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti after Welshman is ruled out of Espanyol clash

Bale has been ruled out with a leg injury after being kicked in the win over

Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid
Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona

Transfer news: Xavi rubbishes Barcelona exit talk

Midfielder insists he is going nowhere

Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid

Transfer news: Chelsea reportedly reach verbal agreement for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

In form striker could leave La Liga in the summer

FA Cup: Leon Osman warns Everton to ignore form and be ready for Stevenage

Everton midfielder Leon Osman knows their trip to Stevenage is being viewed as a potential FA Cup upset but he believes they are professional enough to avoid a giant-killing.

Lacina Traore looks set to complete a move to Everton, subject to a work permit

Transfer news: Everton at last clinch deal for Monaco forward Lacina Traore

The Ivory Coast international joins on loan until the end of the season

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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

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Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

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