Antonio Ruiz of Spanish radio station COPE’s ‘El Partido de las 12’ programme, claimed late Tuesday evening that while in Colombia, Atlético owner and general director Miguel Ángel Gil Marín promised Rojiblanco boss Diego Simeone that he would not be selling our superstar trio of Falcao, Adrián and Arda.
Ruiz also reported former Colchonero José Manuel Jurado, who’s return to the Vicente Calderón has been heavily speculated about in recent days, may not be coming back after all because of Schalke’s asking price.
Meanwhile, AS ran with a report early Wednesday morning claiming Schalke have accepted Atleti’s €5 million offer for Jurado, with only a few minor details said to be in the process of being hammered out.
The Spanish paper also states Jurado is eager for the deal to be closed, hoping the agreement is finalised as soon as possible.
Finally, Ruiz believes Diego Costa will be sold as there are a number of offers coming into Atleti headquarters for the Brazilian, who still does not hold a European passport.