Agent claims Diouf contact
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
El Hadji Diouf's agent has confirmed he has spoken to Atletico Madrid.
El Hadji Diouf's agent has confirmed he has spoken to Atletico Madrid in connection with the Bolton Wanderers forward.
Speculation has claimed that the Spanish club are preparing a £4million bid to sign the Senegal international in the summer.
Bolton boss Sam Allardyce was quick to dismiss the rumours, insisting Diouf would not be leaving The Reebok Stadium, particularly for the sums quoted.
Atletico also played down an interest in the former Liverpool attacker, but the player's agent Alexandre Krstic claims to have spoken to the club.
Krstic concedes there is nothing serious in the interest, but intimated that Diouf would relish the chance to play in La Liga.
"Yes, I have spoken with Atletico about Diouf, although also about some other players," Krstic told AS.
"But there is nothing serious with the Madrid club.
"Diouf has a contract with Bolton, although Atletico is a great club.
"And the great players want to play for the great clubs.
"In addition, the Spanish league is one of the most important in Europe and everybody would like to play in this competition."