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City not after Falcao or Neymar

May 23, 2013
By ESPN staff

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has dismissed reports that the club are looking to sign Radamel Falcao and Neymar.

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Atletico Madrid striker Falcao has been strongly linked with a summer transfer this summer, with the likes of City, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Monaco all mooted as potential suitors.

Santos forward Neymar has also been linked with a number of high-profile European clubs, although the Brazil international has been tipped to remain in his home nation until after the 2014 World Cup.

Soriano, though, has claimed City are not tracking the duo at present, as they plot for life without sacked manager Roberto Mancini having failed to retain the Premier League title this season.

"Neymar and Falcao? [These reports are] false, they have never been on our agenda," he is quoted as saying on Tuttomercatoweb.com.

Soriano also rejected suggestions that Sergio Aguero will leave the club, following reports that the Argentina international could return to Spain.

"The first thing I want to emphasise is that we have never thought of selling Aguero. El Kun will be happy to stay with us this year," Soriano added.

Aguero, 24, signed for City from Atletico Madrid for £38 million in 2011 and has since scored 35 goals in 64 Premier League matches.