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Atletico denies Radamel Falcao rumors

September 26, 2012
By ESPN.com news services

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo denied Wednesday's trade rumors from London newspapers linking Colombian player Radamel Falcao to a $72.6 million Chelsea transfer.

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PA PhotosAtletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo said he won't trade Radamel Falcao.

"No one has come to offer anything for him," Cerezo said Wednesday on the ESPN Deportes radio show El Despertar. "And much less at this time. Falcao is not on sale and is not going. To keep discussing this is to keep making conjecture that does not interest us or you (media). There is nothing true in any of this."

The 26-year-old striker signed for Atletico for €40 million ($50.7 million) from Porto in the summer of 2011. He has a four year contract, Cerezo said.

Falcao has scored 115 goals in just three years in European soccer, including a Monaco hat-trick against Chelsea in the Super Cup.