Atleti clarify Lens reports

Atletico Madrid have denied reports that they are looking to buy troubled French club Lens but assured “we’ll try to help in any way we can”.

L’Equipe claimed on Friday that Atleti CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin was in talks to purchase the Ligue 2 outfit through their links with Azeri businessman Hafiz Mammadov, but Enrique Cerezo made it clear a takeover was not in the pipeline.

“They’re friends of the club, but we won’t buy them,” the President was quoted as saying by Marca.

“Still, we’ll try to help in any way we can.”

Tags Enrique Cerezo France Hafiz Mammadov Lens Ligue 2