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Chelsea deny making bid for Atletico's Aguero and Godin

Sergio Aguero
Argentine international Aguero has scored seven league goals this season

By Paul Fletcher

Chelsea have not made a £52m double bid for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero and defender Diego Godin, BBC Sport understands.

Atletico claimed the club had rejected two bids, one from Chelsea and a £39m offer from Real Madrid for Aguero.

"Atletico have said no to the two offers because they believe in these two players," said the club's majority shareholder Miguel Angel Gil.

The Blues have refused to officially comment on the speculation.

A spokesman at the London club said: "We do not respond to transfer rumours no matter how wild they are."

But it is understood that the Premier League champions are unhappy with the claims emanating from Spain.

Argentina international Aguero, 22, has scored seven league goals this season, while Uruguay international Godin, 24, has won 43 caps.

Aguero, whose father-in-law is Argentina legend Diego Maradona, joined the Spanish side from Independiente for a club record fee of £20m in 2006, while Godin joined the Madrid club from Villarreal in August 2010.

606: DEBATE

Chelsea are also thought to have been unsuccessful with a £17m bid for Benfica defender David Luiz in December but remain hopeful of securing a deal for the 23-year-old Brazil international.

Meanwhile, Atletico have responded to speculation about the future of their coach Quique Sanchez Flores following a run of bad results.

The Europa League holders have been knocked out of this season's competition as well as the Spanish Cup, while on Sunday they lost 1-0 at struggling Sporting Gijon on Sunday to slip 10 points off the Champions League qualification slots.

But Gil told the Atletico website: "Sanchez Flores will be coach until the end of the season.

"At the end of the campaign we will talk."



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