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Atletico confident trio will stay

11 Jun 2009 - 07:09:19

Atletico Madrid's sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch is adamant that Sergio Aguero, Diego Forlan and Maxi Rodriguez will all still be at the club when the new season starts.

Aguero has been linked with a switch to Chelsea, while Forlan is reportedly interesting both Manchester City and Real Madrid.

Tottenham are said to be leading the chase to land Maxi, but Pitarch said: "Until today we have received no formal approach for Aguero.

"Reports in the papers say one thing, but the reality is the opposite. The club has no desire to sell the player, even if his buy-out clause is met.

"I can confirm that we have had offers for the player in the past, but we have none at this time.

"We spoke with Aguero in the last few weeks and he has given no indication that he wants to leave. He is happy at Atletico Madrid.

"Forlan has stated his desire to remain at Atletico and his agent told us the same thing last week.

"Maxi has a contract with us and we are certain he will be part of our plans for the new season. At Atletico we are keen to improve our squad, not damage it with sales."

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