Atletico stand firm on stars
Atletico Madrid sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero hopes to retain Sergio Aguero and David De Gea.
Last Updated: 30/05/11 7:19pm
Atletico Madrid sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero hopes to retain the services of Sergio Aguero and David De Gea next season.
The newly-installed Caminero is looking to tie down the big-name players despite both men looking increasingly likely to leave the Primera Liga side this summer.
Goalkeeper De Gea has been publicly lined up by Manchester United as a replacement for the retired Edwin van der Sar next season.
Meanwhile Argentina striker Aguero, the subject of perennial speculation over his future, last week issued a statement expressing his desire to leave the club.
Caminero told AS: "Aguero is still an Atletico player and my intention is to keep him here.
"I want to talk with him, see what he thinks and make a decision from that point, but today he is an Atletico player and a player everybody wants."
On De Gea, he added: "He remains an Atletico player."