Arsenal Dismiss Reports Claiming Santi Cazorla Has Agreed Terms With Atletico Madrid
Arsenal have dismissed reports claiming they are in talks over the sale of Santi Cazorla after the midfielder supposedly agreed terms to join Atletico Madrid.
With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal deny Santi Cazorla move reports.
Arsenal have dismissed reports claiming they are in talks over the sale of Santi Cazorla after the midfielder had supposedly agreed terms to join Atletico Madrid, according to the Mirror.
Spanish newspaper Marca and radio stations Onda Cero and Radio Marca all reported on Wednesday morning that Cazorla was on the verge of moving back to La Liga after agreeing personal terms with Atletico Madrid.
The Daily Mail then claimed we’ve been holding talks with Atletico president Miguel Angel Gil, who is understood to be in London, with the Spaniard’s thought to have tabled an ambitious £17.5m offer.
However, according to journalist John Cross at the Mirror, Arsenal have informed him that these reports have no substance and the club has no interest in selling Cazorla this summer.
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has also denied the reports, saying:
” The news on Cazorla are inventions that are happening daily.” Cerezo is quoted as saying by Marca.
Arsene Wenger made a big point early on this summer that none of his star players would be sold over the coming weeks and stressed how he was looking forward to having a more settled squad as a result, so these reports were always going to be wide of the mark.
Cazorla had a superb debut season after his move from Malaga last summer and he was never going to be sold so soon. However, it’s good that the rumours been put to bed quickly and we can now concentrate on adding to the squad before the window closes.
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