Atletico hopeful of keeping Aguero

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo expects striker Sergio

Aguero to be at the club next term despite speculation linking him

to Chelsea.

The Blues, as well as most of Europe’s top clubs, have been

linked with Aguero over the last year or so but Atletico have

managed to keep hold of their prized asset, whose contract buy-out

clause is 60million euros.

There is sure to be more rumours about the 21-year-old this

summer, but Cerezo is optimistic the former Independiente player

will still be with the Europa League champions next term.

“He has a contract with us, we want him to stay and he is happy

here. Only if someone comes in to pay his buy-out clause would we

then have to see what he decides…I would be surprised if he

wasn’t here next season,” said Cerezo on his club’s website.

He added: “It’s not in our plans to sell any player who is

important to us.”

With regards coach Quique Sanchez Flores, whose contract runs

out this summer, Cerezo said in Marca: “The press say Quique has

renewed his contract and signed for a year more. I have no idea

about that, I’ve not spoken with him, but we hope that’s the case.

We want continuity.

“We are happy, we’ve won a title and fought for another (Copa

del Rey) in a season which didn’t start very well.