Atletico Madrid remain hopeful of changing Sergio Aguero’s mind about leaving the Vicente Calderon.
Kun has a long summer of negotiations to deal with if he is to have his way, as Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero has indicated that the club won’t be letting him go without a fight.
The striker, currently away on Copa América duty with Argentina, has stated his desire to leave los Rojiblancos with Manchester City, Chelsea, Juventus and bitter rivals Real Madrid all circling.
Kun signed a new contract in January that not only extended his stay in Madrid until at least 2014, but also sliced his release clause from €60 million to €45 million.
Just four months later, Aguero made public his desire to leave. Reports are that he informed the club of this before penning the new deal and that is the reason his release clause was reduced. The €45 million price tag is something no potential suitor has been willing to match so far.
Caminero said: “At this moment, Atletico feel Kun Aguero is an asset to our squad and we’re not considering him leaving and, therefore, neither are we considering any negotiations for him.”
This is a clear indication that the club is looking to keep Aguero.
However, Agüero confirmed yesterday that he has been in discussions with Juventus, but said he hasn’t made a decision on his future yet.
“There are negotiations going on with the Italian club but I don’t know how many millions they have offered for my services.
“These are things that only my agents know. My only focus right now is on the Copa America.”