Mourinho cools transfer talk
Real boss Jose Mourinho has accused the Spanish press of trying to 'destabilise' the Liga leaders following the latest transfer talk.
Last Updated: 03/04/12 4:05pm
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has accused the Spanish press of trying to 'destabilise' the Primera Liga leaders following the latest round of transfer speculation.
Mourinho was angered by reports on Tuesday morning linking Madrid with a summer move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, with Gonzalo Higuain going the other way.
The Portuguese, speaking at a press conference ahead of Wednesday night's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against APOEL Nicosia, said: "You (the press) want to destabilise the squad.
"Last week I had signed for (Manchester) City, (Iker) Casillas was going to Schalke, Higuain to Malaga..."
On the Higuain-Aguero story, he added: "The front cover of (newspaper) AS is false. If you want me to comment on false front covers then forget it."
The club's director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno also dismissed the suggestion of selling Argentina international Higuain.
"Rumours seem to be inevitable," he told the club's official website. "But we are delighted with Higuain.
"He's scored 24 goals in 20 league games and just remember I was the league's top scorer with 19.
"He is a world-class striker and we intend for him to stay here many years. He arrived here very young and we regard him as a club player.
"He has always behaved impeccably, whether he plays or not."