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Chelsea deny 52m bid claims for Sergio Aguero and Diego Godin

26 Jan 2011 08:52:27

Chelsea deny 52m bid claims for Sergio Aguero and Diego Godin

Chelsea have not made a £52million bid for Atletico Madrid pair Sergio Aguero and Diego Godin, despite claims to the contrary by the Spanish club. Atletico's majority shareholder Miguel Angel Gil claimed that the Barclays Premier League champions attempted an audacious double-swoop for the duo in the past week but it is understood to have no foundation. Chelsea played down the reports after a spokesman said: 'We never comment on transfer speculation, no matter how wild it is.' No go: Chelsea have refuted links over a bid for Atletico duo Aguero (L) and Godin However, it is understood the Blues made no attempt to sign striker Aguero or defender Godin. Gil also claimed he turned down a £39m bid for Argentina international Aguero from city rivals Real Madrid. 'In the last week, we have received two offers,' he said. 'One from Real for Aguero for 45million euros and the other from Chelsea for Aguero and Diego Godin for 60million. 'Atletico have said no to the two offers because they believe in these two players.' Chelsea have previously been linked with Aguero, 22, who joined debt-laden Atletico from Independiente in 2006. Strong squad: Terry is confident about Chelsea's chances Meanwhile, skipper John Terry says Chelsea's 30-somethings still have a number of good years ahead of them. The England defender remains irritated at suggestions that time may be running out for some players. Terry, 30, believes the reigning champions can kick on after the emphatic 4-0 victory against Bolton and mount a serious challenge to Manchester United and others. Asked if the group had a future beyond this season, he said: 'I certainly hope so. We all realise we are a small squad and the club are looking at different options. 'I don't want to get into that but, what I will say, if the group hasto stay together for the rest of the season we will definitely be rightup there. 'We were reading that people don't fear us any more. The message in the dressing room is "don't fear us at your peril". 'People were saying things that we showed great experience with the players we have in the squad. Three months later we are all too old. 'We have players who are 30, 31, 32. We have young blood coming through as well. We have a great mix of players. 'One thing you cannot take away from the squad is that winning mentality. That rubs off on everyone coming into the group. You have to win in training, you have to win in games.'  Chelsea kid Kakuta close to Fulham loan after undergoing medicalNo ladies around but it's men against boys as Terry insists Blues are backLeicester close on double loan swoop for Davies and Van Aanholt All the latest Chelsea news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Sergio Aguero, John Terry Places: Argentina, United Kingdom


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