Transfer news

Atletico: Juve only club in for Aguero

May 27, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Atletico Madrid general manager Miguel Angel Marin has moved to futher dampen speculation that Sergio Aguero will join Real Madrid, insisting Juventus are the only club to have shown an interest in the striker.

Sergio Aguero hands on head
GettyImagesReal Madrid were initial favbourites to sign Sergio Aguero but Atletico deny their rivals want him

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Aguero's futue has been the subject of much debate this week after he revealed on Monday that he would be looking to leave the Rojiblancos after five years at the club.

Atletico's city rivals Real have been touted as the favourites to land Aguero, but Marin stressed on Thursday that there had been no contact with Los Blancos president Florentino Perez.

"He (Perez) has told me he has no intention of signing Aguero and I do not doubt him," Marin said. "Firstly due to the good relationship we have personally and secondly due to the clubs' relationship.''

And Marin has now insisted that the only club to have expressed an interest in Aguero are Juventus, though he warned the Bianconeri - who will be unable to offer 'El Kun' Champions League football after finishing seventh in Serie A - that they will have to pay full price to secure the striker's services.

"The only side which I have talked to are Juventus," Marin said. "I have been contacted by the Italian club, they have sent me a letter in which they have asked to negotiate for the player.

"Last Monday we received a fax from the Bianconeri. They showed their interest, but we will only let Aguero go for €45m - and not a euro less."